A Surgical Solution to Trismus in Patients After Desmoid Tumor Excision


A common consequence of surgical management for oral desmoid tumors is trimus, or limited jaw movement. THANC presents a case in which a parascapular free tissue transfer allowed for the successful release of severe trismus in one pediatric patient following surgical excision of a desmoid tumor in the deep facial space.

Meghan B. Crawley MS, Sumeet M. Anand MD, MSc, Jason B. Clain BS, Sophie Scherl BA, Daniel Buchbinder DMD, MD, Mark L. Urken MD, FACS

The Laryngoscope, June 2013

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