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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 280-284

Temporalis myofascial flap in reconstruction of maxillary defect: A case series

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Dentistry, Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College and Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India

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Dr. Nitesh Mishra
Department of Dentistry, Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College and Hospital, Karnal - 132 001, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_163_20

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Ablative surgery of midface often leads to compromised aesthetics as well as function. Defects caused by ablative surgery need reconstruction that provides satisfactory results with minimal or no compromise in form and function. Various flaps can be used to reconstruct the maxillary defect. However, medium to large-sized defects can only be appropriately reconstructed using free or regional flaps. Moreover, as free flap reconstructions are tedious and require technique sensitive procedure whereas loco-regional flaps are versatile and more predictable. Temporalis myofascial flap (TMF) seems to be one of the best options among all other regional flaps as it has a reliable blood supply, adequate bulk and its anatomical location is close to primary defect.

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