Title: Pedicle tongue flap and temporal flap as an option for buconasal fistula closure
Maxillary defects with buconasal/businusal communications are situations difficult to manage and solve. Several treatment options are available on the literature, each one with its indication. Pedicle tongue flap and temporal muscle flap is one of these options, being a technique that requires more experience of the surgeon to be properly performed and that is mainly indicated for difficult cases, large defects and those nonresponsive to simpler techniques. The main purpose of this presentation is to report clinical patients of the application of the pedicle tongue flap and temporal muscle flap for the closure of extensive oral defects.