volume 40, issue 2, P180-184 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.03.019
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Gyongyver Molnar, Mark Plachtovics, Gabor Baksa, Lajos Patonay, Maurice Y. Mommaerts

Abstract: The maxillae and the mandibular symphyses receive ipsilateral blood supply from the facial artery and, in 50% of cases, also from the contralateral facial artery. Internal maxillary artery anastomosis is not required for a vascularized maxillary bone flap. Additionally, involvement of the submental artery is not needed for a mandibular symphyseal bone flap.