In more than 50 oases of grafting free oral mucous flaps for glottic reconstruction we never found bad clinical results of healing.
From different patients biopsies of oral-mucous-grafted vocal cords had been taken after 3 weeks, 3, 9, 15, 16 months. In several microphotographs it is shown that the mucous of the grafts as good as the adjoining mucous of the larynx has not changed the original structure. In the covered muscle and the submucosal elastic elements there cannot be found any important sign of degeneration or cicatrization.
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Neumann, O.G. Histologische Untersuchungen über die Einheilung freier Mundschleimhaut-Transplantate im Glottisbereich. Arch Otorhinolaryngol 210, 244–246 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00460006