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.
Graduated in Dentistry from Universidade Positivo, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Erasto Gaertner Hospital and São José dos Pinhais Hospital and Maternity. Enablement in conscious seduction with nitrous oxide by the Brazilian Association of Inhalational Analgesia and Conscious Sedation (ABASCO). Enabled in Orofacial Harmonization. Master's degree in Dentistry from Universidade Positivo. Volunteer work at CAIF-AFISSUR (Cleft Lip and Palate Integral Care Center) for six years. Performed advanced surgery course in Miami-USA and PHTLS (Prehospital Trauma Life Support). She is a professor in Implant Dentistry, Stomatology and Anatomy Professor in Experience in Orofacial Harmonization Experience. She publised national and international articles in Surgery and Pathology.