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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 119-23

Experience with the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap for head and neck reconstruction in a general surgical unit.


Dept of Surgery, Seth GS Medical College, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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S Nagral
Dept of Surgery, Seth GS Medical College, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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The pectoralis major myocutaneous (PMMC) flap or its modification was used in 19 cases after resectional surgery for malignancy of the oral cavity with minimal morbidity and no mortality. The resection as well as reconstruction was done by the same team consisting only of general surgeons. The final functional and cosmetic results were satisfactory. The pectoralis major myocutaneous flap is a hardy flap and can be performed with relative ease even by those not specialised in plastic surgery. This makes it an important tool for a general surgeon practicing in a country like India with its high incidence of head and neck malignancy.






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