Facial reconstruction with cervicofacial flap in epidermoid carcinoma. Case report



Barker-Antonio A, Ortiz-Villalobos EH, Davila-Ruiz EO, Garcia-Manzano RA, Garcia-Espinoza JA. Facial reconstruction with cervicofacial flap in epidermoid carcinoma. Case report. Am J Med Surg. 2020 Oct 2(1):28-31.

From the Department of General Surgery at Regional Hospital of High Specialty of Oaxaca. Oaxaca, Mexico. Received on October 14, 2020. Accepted on October 19, 2020. Published on October 21, 2020.

Abstract: Introduction: Skin cancer is an entity of great prevalence in the Mexican population, the facial region is greatly affected mainly by its high exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Of the most severe and destructive tumors is squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Its treatment is resection and adjuvant therapy; however, in the reconstruction of the defect, especially of the cheek and facial center region, the preservation of aesthetic units takes on functional and aesthetic importance.

Case report: a 97-year-old man with a diagnosis of invasive moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma with an exophytic growth pattern in which tumor resection was performed with reconstruction using a cervicofacial flap.

Conclusion: the cervicofacial flap is a reliable flap, simple to execute and that provides a good amount of fasciocutaneous tissue for defects in the maxillofacial region. These are an excellent option in patients in whom a microsurgical flap would be technically difficult.


Keywords: Facial reconstruction, cervicofacial flap, squamous cell carcinoma.