Editorial Board Member

Olindo Massarelli, MD, PhD, FEBOMFS


  • Editorial Board Member (from February 2020)


  • Department of Mental Health and Sense Organs, Maxillofacial Surgery Operative Unit, Santa Maria Le Scotte, University Hospital of Siena, Siena, Italy


  • Clinical special interests: Head and neck surgical oncology and reconstructive surgery.
  • Research special interests: 1) myomucosal buccinator flaps as ideal method for oral and oropharynx reconstruction, 2) microvascular osseous free flaps, and 3) craniomaxillofacial reconstruction.


  1. Massarelli O, Vaira LA, Vacca G, Gobbi R, Tullio A, Riu G. Chapter 4.1: Buccinator myomucosal flaps. In: Manual of maxillofacial surgical technique Vol. II, edited by Italian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery [Italian]. Naples: Idelson-Gnocchi; 2019:109–19.
  2. Di Lorenzo S, Corradino B, Massarelli O, Cordova A. Chapter 10a: Vascular anatomy and mucosal perforasomes of the oral cavity. In: Manual of microsurgery of the Italian Society of Microsurgery (SIM) on "Perforator, propeller and freestyle pedicled flaps." Moschella F, Toia F, Cordova A, D'Arpa S, editors [Italian]. Palermo: Palermo University Press; 2017:112–4.
  3. Massarelli O. Chapter 10b2: Perforators myomucosal cheek flaps. In: Microsurgery Manual of the Italian Society of Microsurgery (SIM) on "Perforator, propeller and freestyle pedicled flaps." Moschella F, Toia F, Cordova A, D'Arpa S, editors [Italian]. Palermo: Palermo University Press; 2017:124–137.


  1. Massarelli O, Vaira LA, Crimi S, et al. Tongue Reconstruction with Buccinator Myomucosal Island Flaps: Technical Considerations, Oncologic Safety, Functional Outcomes and QoL Assessment-A Retrospective Observational Study. J Pers Med. 2023;13(6):879. https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm13060879
  2. Gennaro P, Cioni S, Bracco S, et al. A Single-Center Retrospective Analysis of 14 Head and Neck AVMs Cases Treated with a Single-Day Combined Endovascular and Surgical Approach. J Pers Med. 2023;13(5):757. https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm13050757
  3. Meloni SM, Tallarico M, De Riu G, Pisano M, Deledda A, Lolli FM, Massarelli O, Tullio A. Guided implant surgery after free-flap reconstruction: Four-year results from a prospective clinical trial. J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2015;43(8):1348–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcms.2015.06.046
  4. Baserga C, Massarelli O, Bolzoni AR, Rossi DS, Beltramini GA, Baj A, Giannì AB. Fibula free flap pedicle ossification: Experience of two centres and a review of the literature. J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2018;46(9):1674–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcms.2018.06.019
  5. Massarelli O. Abstract: mucosal facial perforosome: an ideal flap donor site for oral cavity and oropharynx reconstruction? Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018;6(9 Suppl):185–6. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.GOX.0000547072.92804.e3
  6. Massarelli O, Gobbi R, Biglio A, Soma D, Tullio A. Chimeric lateral supramalleolar artery perforator fibula free flap in the reconstruction of composite head and neck defects. Plast Reconstr Surg 2014;133(1):130–6. https://doi.org/10.1002/micr.22113
  7. Baj A, Beltramini GA, Massarelli O, Youssef DA, Giannì AB. Minimally invasive harvest of free fibula flap. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;131(3):474e–7e. https://doi.org/10.1097/prs.0b013e31827c73f6
  8. Massarelli O, Gobbi R, Soma D, Tullio A. The folded tunnelized-facial artery myomucosal island flap: a new technique for total soft palate reconstruction. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2013;71(1):192–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2012.03.030
  9. Massarelli O, Baj A, Gobbi R, Soma D, Marelli S, De Riu G, Tullio A, Giannì AB. Cheek mucosa: a versatile donor site of myomucosal flaps. Technical and functional considerations. Head Neck 2013;35(1):109–17. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.22933
  10. Massarelli O, Vaira LA, Gobbi R, Biglio A, Dell'aversana Orabona G, De Riu G. Soft palate functional reconstruction with buccinator myomucosal island flaps. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018;47(3):316–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2017.11.012
  11. Beltramini GA, Massarelli O, Demarchi M, Copelli C, Cassoni A, Valentini V, Tullio A, Giannì AB, Sesenna E, Baj A. Is neck dissection needed in squamous-cell carcinoma of the maxillary gingiva, alveolus, and hard palate? A multicentre Italian study of 65 cases and literature review. Oral Oncol 2012;48(2):97–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2011.08.012
  12. Massarelli O, Vaira LA, De Riu G. A new aesthetic pretrichial approach for upper third-facial fractures and pathologies: the “crown incision.” J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2022;75(2):788–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2021.09.042
  13. Meloni SM, De Riu G, Pisano M, Massarelli O, Tullio A. Computer assisted dental rehabilitation in free flaps reconstructed jaws: one year follow-up of a prospective clinical study. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2012;50(8):726–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2011.12.006
  14. De Riu G, Meloni SM, Pisano M, Massarelli O, Tullio A. Computed tomography-guided implant surgery for dental rehabilitation in mandible reconstructed with a fibular free flap: description of the technique. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2012;50(1):30–5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2010.11.012
  15. Massarelli O, Meloni SM. The “beveled one-and-a-half-barrel” fibula transplant with virtual surgical planning and CT-guided implant surgery for prosthetic rehabilitation in posterior mandible defects: a pictorial essay. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2022;6(3):39–59. https://doi.org/10.23999/j.dtomp.2022.3.3
  16. Massarelli O, Carnevale C. The “Kite-t-FAMMIF”: a novel technique for reconstruction of extensive soft palate resection. Plast Reconstr Surg - Glob Open 2022;10(10):e4531. https://doi.org/10.1097/GOX.0000000000004531
  17. Massarelli O, Gobbi R, Biglio A, Tullio A. Facial artery myomucosal free flap for cheek mucosa reconstruction: a case report. Microsurgery 2013;33(5):401–5.
  18. Vaira LA, Massarelli O, Gobbi R, Biglio A, De Riu G. Tactile recovery assessment with shortened Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments in patients with buccinator myomucosal flap oral cavity reconstructions. Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018;22(2):151–6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10006-018-0682-1
  19. Massarelli O, Hanna TC, Ganry L, Nagorniak IV, Fesenko II. Impact of surgeon`s Instagram television (IGTV): a case of chimeric fibula and soleus muscle transplant in a reconstruction of Cordeiro type IIIA total maxillectomy defect. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2020;4(1):3–20. https://doi.org/10.23999/j.dtomp.2020.1.1