The sternocleidomastoid muscle as a muscular or myocutaneous flap for oral and facial reconstruction

Robert E. Marx, Daniel K. McDonald

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The sternocleidomastoid muscle may be used as a muscular or a myocutaneous flap to satisfy the need for viable soft tissue in the reconstruction of some cancer- and trauma-related deformities. The anatomic and technical bases of these flaps are discussed in the context of a single-stage pedicled transfer in oral and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-162
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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