Fujimori gate flap: an old flap for reconstruction of lower lip defects due to lower lip carcinoma resection

Sarı E., Ozakpınar H. R. , İNÖZÜ E., Eryılmaz T., Durgun M., Eker E., ...More

Kulak burun boğaz ihtisas dergisi : KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat, vol.24, no.3, pp.153-158, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/kbbihtisas.2014.97752
  • Journal Name: Kulak burun boğaz ihtisas dergisi : KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-158


OBJECTIVES: This study aims to present our clinic experiences on the Fujimori gate flap used for reconstruction of lower lip defect due to lower lip carcinoma.PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 19 patients (7 females, 12 males; mean age 60.3 years; range 41 to 79 years) who underwent reconstruction with the Fujimori-gate flap between January 2006 and March 2011. Demographic features of all patients and postoperative long-term functional and aesthetic results were reviewed.RESULTS: The mean size of the defects was 34.2 mm (range, 10 to 60 mm). Totally 27 flaps were elevated. No complication was observed after surgical procedure. In the long-term, nine patients underwent minor revisions. None of the patients showed local recurrence.CONCLUSION: Fujimori gate flap may be used for the reconstruction of the soft tissue loss after tumor surgery at lower lip.