Computational protocol: Clinical Application of Foci Contralateral Facial Artery Myomucosal Flap for Tongue Defect Repair

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[…] The facial artery, a branch of the external carotid artery, enters the face from the lower border of the mandible at the anterior border of the masseter muscle. It has a tortuous course and runs upward and forward lateral to the mouth commissure. The facial artery is superficial to the buccinator. It gives multiple perforators to the cheek and superior labial artery, and from this point it takes the name angular artery. It passes deep to the buccinator muscle and superficial to the risorius, the zygomaticus muscles, and the superficial lamina of the orbicularis oris muscle. The facial artery has a variety of branching patterns and terminal branches as reported in many studies. The facial vein was almost always located posterior to the facial artery. It starts at the internal canthus as the angular vein and becomes the facial vein as it runs down the nasogenian fold. Near the mandible, the artery and vein travel very close together and they diverge from each other as they travel up toward the nose., In this study, we used the facial vein, but not the venous plexus around the artery, for the first time, according to our clinical practices. However, we have made a few modifications, such as using a wider flap (due to repair scope) were dissected anterogradely. Meanwhile, the anterior facial vein means the facial vein in the upstream of the normal facial vein. […]

Pipeline specifications

Software tools MUSCLE, DIVERGE
Applications Protein sequence analysis, Nucleotide sequence alignment
Organisms Homo sapiens
Diseases Arterial Occlusive Diseases, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Neoplasms, Tongue Diseases, Facial Nerve Injuries