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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC990232 Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 09 July 2012

Modified nasolabial flap to the anterior floor of the mouth.

Mary Arlene A. Ardena,
Frederick Y. Hawson,
Eutrapio S. Guevara

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The use of the nasolabial flap to reconstruct defects in the floor of the mouth has been previously described as an axial flap and done in a two-stage procedure. This paper focuses on a modification of the usual procedure using the nasolabial flap as a random flap done in a one-stage procedure. The advantages of this modification are discussed.

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Journal Article, Original
Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Box No. 64 Fulltext Print Format
Philippine Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Abstract Print Format
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