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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2019, Article ID 3438626, 4 pages
Case Report

Closure of Orocutaneous Fistula Using Submandibular Gland as a Pedicled Flap

1Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Turkey
2Istanbul Cerrahpasa University, Medical Faculty, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Erol Cansiz; rt.ude.lubnatsi@zisnac.lore

Received 14 October 2018; Accepted 15 January 2019; Published 27 February 2019

Academic Editor: Sukumaran Anil

Copyright © 2019 Erol Cansiz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Orocutaneous fistulas in the maxillofacial region may be due to tumor resection, osteoradionecrosis, or trauma, and these defects limit the function of the patients and effect aesthetic and also psychological condition. Articulation and nutrition are also affected by these fistulas. Local flaps can be used for the reconstruction of small- and medium-sized defects with ease. Submandibular gland with its rich blood supply from the facial artery is a practical and useful choice for the reconstruction of mandibular region defects.