Title

Novel case examples of the submental island flap in pediatric head and neck reconstruction

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-1-2017

Journal

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Volume

97

DOI

10.1016/j.ijporl.2017.03.026

Keywords

Facial plastic surgery; Pediatric head and neck surgery; Pediatric reconstructive surgery; Submental island flap

Abstract

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. The submental island flap was first described as a tool for facial reconstruction after tumor resection. It is now widely used for reconstructing numerous structures in the head and neck region of adults. Pediatric surgical reconstruction is a challenging task that continues to evolve over time. We describe two novel uses of this flap in the pediatric population. The submental island flap is an excellent option for reconstruction in pediatrics given its ease of elevation, excellent cosmetic outcomes, and low donor site morbidity.

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