A 9 yr old spayed female cocker spaniel presented for evaluation of an invasive maxillary squamous cell carcinoma. Curative intent surgery and radiation therapy allowed for local control of the neoplasm; however, the development of a persistent oronasal fistula prevented a complete recovery. A temporalis myofascial rotation flap allowed for successful resolution of the maxillary defect. Implementation of the flap was relatively simple and was associated with few complications.
Oronasal Fistula Repair Utilizing a Temporalis Muscle Flap in a Dog with Severe Trismus
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Ryan P. Cavanaugh, James P. Farese, Nicholas J. Bacon, David M. Lurie, Rowan J. Milner; Oronasal Fistula Repair Utilizing a Temporalis Muscle Flap in a Dog with Severe Trismus. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 1 November 2011; 47 (6): 447–454. doi: https://doi.org/10.5326/JAAHA-MS-5699
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