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Donnish Journal of Cancer Research and Experimental Oncology

August 2016 Vol. 2(1), pp. 001-003

ISSN: 2984-8970

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Case Report


Scapular Osteocutaneous Free Flap for Reconstructing Oncological Defects in the Oral Cavity: A Case Report


Paolo Cariati1, Jose Fernandez Solis2*, Fernando Monsalve Iglesias1, Sergio Martinez Villalobo2 and Ildefonso Martinez Lara2

1Maxillofacial Surgery Resident, University Hospital, Virgen de las Nieves, Granada (Spain).
2Maxillofacial Surgeon, University Hospital, Virgen de las Nieves, Granada (Spain).

Corresponding Author's Email: paolocariati1@gmail.com

Accepted 7th August, 2016.



Abstract


Oral squamous cell carcinoma is a highly aggressive and frequent cancer. In this line, there are several risk factors associated with squamous cell carcinoma such as tobacco, alcohol, age, human papillomavirus (HPV), genetic predisposition and chronic trauma. Moreover, the incidence of this disease is expected to rise. Lesion resection with tumor-free margins is the major goal in oncological head and neck surgery. On these grounds, it is reasonable to carry out wide tumorectomies in these malignant neoplasms. Naturally, all of this has its impact on the functional and esthetic outcome of patients affected by this type of cancer. Thus, the main aim of the present report is to show the possible applications of the scapular osteocutaneous free flap for intraoral oncological reconstruction.

Keywords: Oral squamous cell carcinoma, Scapular osteocutaneous free flap, Oncological reconstruction, Tumor-free margins.

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Paolo Cariati, Jose Fernandez Solis, Fernando Monsalve Iglesias, Sergio Martinez Villalobo and Ildefonso Martinez Lara. Scapular Osteocutaneous Free Flap for Reconstructing Oncological Defects in the Oral Cavity: A Case Report. Donnish Journal of Cancer Research and Experimental Oncology 2(1) 2016 pp. 001-003.


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