One-and-a-Half-Barrel Vascularized Free Fibular Flap for the Reconstruction of Segmental Mandibular Defect


Ulkur E., Karagoz H., Kulahci Y., Suer B. T. , Oksuz S., Kocyigit I. D. , ...More

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.24, no.2, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31827c840f
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY

Abstract

We designed one-and-a-half-barrel vascularized free fibular flap which is a further modification of the double-barrel technique, and we tried to overcome the discrepancy between mandible and fibula flap. We used this flap in case of a segmental mandibular defect that occurred as a result of a giant cell reparative granuloma excision. This new modification eliminated volume insufficiency of the classical technique and volume excess of the double-barrel technique.