Intraoral reconstruction for large defects using a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous island flap in ten patients is presented. All flaps were transferred successfully in one stage and provided adequate flap tissue for the intraoral defect. Five cases involved hemiglossectomy. The postoperative atrophy of the flap was minor and the intraoral defects were adequately resurfaced. The postoperative function of the remaining tongue was satisfactory. The latissimus dorsai myocutaneous flap was found to be reliable and useful for intraoral reconstruction.
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Yamamoto, K., Yokota, K. Intraoral reconstruction with latissimus dorsi myocutaneous island flap. Chir Plastica 8, 195–198 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00270531