Double-Skin Paddled Superficial Temporofascial Flap for the Reconstruction of Full-Thickness Cheek Defect

KILINÇ H. , Geyik Y., Aytekin A. H.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.24, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


The most common causes of cheek defects include trauma, burn, and tumor resections. In the reconstruction of the defects in this region, it is essential to use similar or adjacent tissue considering the aesthetic and functional properties. For this purpose, numerous local, regional, or distant free flaps were described. The local flaps harvested from the head and neck region are the most frequent methods because of the similar skin color, texture, and compatibility with cheek.