Pathologic surface changes in the submental flap used for intraoral reconstruction: Report of two cases

Rahpeyma, A. and Khajehahmadi, S. (2015) Pathologic surface changes in the submental flap used for intraoral reconstruction: Report of two cases. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 9 (8). ZD1-ZD3.

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Soft tissue reconstruction is often necessary after pathologic resection of oral squamous cell carcinoma. Although morphologic changes are common after transfer of the flaps to the oral cavity, pathologic changes within the transferred flaps, used for intraoral reconstruction, are rare events. Despite the widespread use of submental flap for oral cavity reconstruction, there are no reports in this respect. In this article, pathologic changes in the surface epithelium of transferred submental flaps are demonstrated with the report of two cases. The occurrence of lichen planus in a submental flap that had been used for reconstruction of lateral tongue border is reported in one case and in another patient, squamous cell carcinoma arising in the transferred de-epithelialized submental flap, used for maxillary and buccal reconstruction, is shown. © Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights Reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Khajehahmadi, S.; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral cavity reconstruction Squamous cell carcinoma Surface epithelium acantholytic dyskeratosis acanthosis adult aged Article biopsy case report cell infiltration chronic inflammation female histology human hyperkeratosis inguinal flap lichen planus lymph node metastasis male maxilla resection middle aged skin graft submental flap tongue cancer
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2020 05:22
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2020 05:22

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