To report our experience in and our surgical technique of treating vascular anomalies of the buccofacial region using an intraoral buccomucosal flap approach.
Retrospective medical record review and illustration of a specific surgical procedure.
Academic tertiary care center.
Thirty-two patients with vascular anomalies of the buccofacial region who have been treated using the intraoral buccomucosal flap approach.
Surgical therapy using an intraoral buccomucosal flap approach.
Main Outcome Measures
Surgical outcomes and complications.
Thirty-two patients were treated using the intraoral buccomucosal flap approach. The vascular anomalies treated at this site were venous malformations (17 [53.1%]), lymphatic malformations (13 [40.6%]), and hemangiomas (2 [6.3%]). Surgical removal was accomplished without occurrence of facial nerve dysfunction or other morbidity. The most frequent postoperative problem encountered was scarring with lymphatic malformation treatment.
The intraoral buccomucosal flap procedure is an effective surgical technique for treating vascular anomalies of the buccofacial region.