Osteofascial Radial Forearm Free Flap Reconstruction of Midface Defect After Resection of Intraosseous Hemangioma

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Abstract

Introduction:

Intraosseous hemangiomas of the midface are rare with few reported cases in the literature. Various reconstructive methods have been previously described, but none using vascularized bone graft secondary to the benign nature of the tumor and often relatively limited defect size.

Clinical Report:

The authors present the case of a 47-year-old man with a biopsy proven enlarging right maxillary intraosseous cavernous hemangioma which was resected primarily, resulting in a large defect involving the entire zygomaticomaxillary buttress and a portion of the right orbital floor and malar prominence. Given the structural involvement and the significant bony defect size, this was simultaneously reconstructed using an osteofascial radial forearm free flap and orbital floor titanium implant with satisfactory outcome.

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