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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740764/multiple-free-flap-reconstructions-of-head-and-neck-defects-due-to-oral-cancer
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Yumi Mochizuki, Hiroyuki Harada, Hiroaki Shimamoto, Hirofumi Tomioka, Hideaki Hirai
OBJECTIVE: We studied complications following multiple free flap reconstructions in the head and neck. METHODS: In this cohort, 26 patients (14 men and 12 women) who underwent multiple microvascular free flap reconstructions were included in the study. The reasons for secondary reconstruction were recurrence of tumor (12 cases), necrosis of transferred skin and/or bone (6 cases), reconstruction plate fracture or exposure (4 cases), and others (4 cases). A third reconstruction in 4 cases and a fourth reconstruction in 1 case were performed...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736943/risk-factors-for-wound-complications-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction-773-free-jejunal-reconstruction-procedures-after-total-pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy
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Narushi Sugiyama, Soshi Takao, Etsuji Suzuki, Yoshihiro Kimata
BACKGROUND: Most studies that examined risk factors for wound complications after head and neck reconstruction analyzed various complications collectively. Moreover, they included a wide variety of resection areas and reconstruction materials. To overcome these limitations, both the resection area and reconstruction method were constrained in the present study. METHODS: Patients who underwent free jejunal graft reconstruction after pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy for hypopharyngeal cancer were enrolled...
July 24, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735639/free-flap-reconstruction-for-patients-aged-85-years-and-over-with-head-and-neck-cancer-clinical-considerations-for-comprehensive-care
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X F Chen, Y M Chen, S Gokavarapu, Q C Shen, T Ji
We aimed to identify and evaluate the clinical challenges involved in microvascular flap reconstructions of defects caused by resection of head and neck cancer among patients aged 85 and over. We designed a retrospective study of patients who were treated in the head and neck department of a tertiary referral centre from 2005 to 2015, and all patients aged 85 years and over who had reconstructions with microvascular flaps for head and neck cancer were entered into the study. A total of 24 patients fulfilled the criteria, of whom 15 were men and nine were women...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731497/the-effect-of-frailty-on-short-term-outcomes-after-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery
#4
Carrie L Nieman, Karen T Pitman, Anthony P Tufaro, David W Eisele, Kevin D Frick, Christine G Gourin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between frailty and comorbidity, in-hospital mortality, postoperative complications, length of hospital stay (LOS), and costs in head and neck cancer (HNCA) surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. METHODS: Discharge data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample for 159,301 patients who underwent ablative surgery for a malignant oral cavity, laryngeal, hypopharyngeal, or oropharyngeal neoplasm in 2001 to 2010 was analyzed using cross-tabulations and multivariate regression modeling...
July 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728327/non-melanocytic-skin-cancers-of-the-head-and-neck-a-clinical-study-in-jeju-province
#5
Jae Kyoung Kang, Byung Min Yun, Jung-Kook Song, Myoung Soo Shin
BACKGROUND: Jeju Island is geographically and socioeconomically distinct from the mainland of South Korea. Thus, the presentation and management of non-melanocytic skin cancers (NMSC) of the head and neck may differ from those in other regions of the country. We compared the clinical characteristics and treatment modalities of NMSC on Jeju Island with the findings of similar regional studies. METHODS: Patient data, including age, sex, diagnosis, tumor site, treatment, and recurrence, were obtained from the medical and pathology records of patients diagnosed with NMSC between January 2010 and June 2015...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712070/flow-diverter-in-radiation-induced-skull-base-carotid-blowout-syndrome-do-not-write-it-off
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Gopinathan Anil, Junwei Zhang, Yew Kwang Ong, Francis Hui
Post-radiotherapy carotid blowout syndrome (CBS) of the skull base is a rare but often catastrophic complication of head and neck malignancies. The existing literature on the treatment of this condition with flow-diverting devices (FDD) is extremely limited and disappointing. We present a case of impending CBS in a patient previously irradiated for nasopharyngeal cancer that was successfully treated with use of multiple FDDs, adjunctive endonasal packing and delayed reinforcement with pedicled naso-septal flap, yielding an excellent outcome at 14-months follow-up...
July 16, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709536/margin-analysis-has-free-tissue-transfer-improved-oncologic-outcomes-for-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Sean P Edwards
Microvascular reconstruction of ablative defects has become a mainstay of contemporary management of head and neck cancer patients. These techniques offer myriad tissue options that vary in character, volume, and components and have vastly improved the esthetic and functional outcomes achieved in this patient population. Although consensus exists regarding the reliability and functional and esthetic benefits of free tissue transfer, the same cannot be said for oncologic outcomes. The increase in resources required for the routine use of free tissue transfer has led to asking this question-Do vascularized free flaps allow for increased surgical margins and improvements in oncologic outcomes?...
August 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708656/osteoradionecrosis-of-the-zygoma
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Zhuo-Jue Liu, Xue-Peng Xiong, Yi-Fang Zhao
Osteoradionecrosis occurs in 4.74% to 37.5% of patients following radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Osteoradionecrosis mostly happens in the mandible but seldom occurs in other maxillofacial bones. Here, the authors reported a rare case of zygomatic osteoradionecrosis which occurred after maxillectomy and then radiotherapy because of maxillary myoepithelial carcinoma. After resection of zygoma sequestrum, the defect was repaired with forehead flap and healed uneventfully.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668299/head-neck-reconstruction-predictors-of-readmission
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Evan M Graboyes, Joseph Zenga, Brian Nussenbaum
Unplanned hospital readmission following head and neck cancer surgery is common and associated with significant negative consequences. Because of the vital role that microvascular free tissue transfer plays in the management of head and neck oncologic defects, its relationship to unplanned hospital readmission requires attention. In this review, the incidence of, risk factors for, and reasons for unplanned readmission in patients undergoing free flap reconstruction for head and neck cancer are analyzed. The role of free flap reconstruction as a separate risk factor for unplanned readmission in patients with head and neck cancer is described...
June 28, 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581030/postoperative-anticoagulation-after-free-flap-reconstruction-for-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Blair M Barton, Charles A Riley, John C Fitzpatrick, Christian P Hasney, Brian A Moore, Edward D McCoul
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative use of anticoagulation after free tissue transfer in head and neck ablative procedures is common practice, but a clear protocol has not been well established. The outcome measures including total flap failure, thrombosis, and hematoma formation for different anticoagulation regimens in free tissue transfer in the head and neck were reviewed. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Ovid, and Cochrane databases were examined for patients who underwent free tissue transfer following head and neck ablative procedures...
June 5, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570441/significance-of-the-lateral-thoracic-artery-in-pectoralis-major-musculocutaneous-flap-reconstruction-quantitative-assessment-of-blood-circulation-using-indocyanine-green-angiography
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Hidetaka Miyazaki, Kimihiro Igari, Toshifumi Kudo, Toshinori Iwai, Yoshitaka Wada, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Yoshinori Inoue, Shinichi Asamura
Free tissue transfer is the preferred reconstruction option in most major head and neck reconstructions. The pectoralis major muscle musculocutaneous (PMMC) flap is commonly used in salvage of necrotic free flaps and is the first choice for patients who are not candidates for free flaps. The lateral thoracic artery (LTA), which is thought to contribute to blood perfusion of the inferior and lateral mammary area, is not preserved in a conventionally harvested PMMC flap. With regard to blood supply, it has been suggested that the LTA should be preserved, in addition to the pectoral branch of the thoracoacromial artery, when a skin island is designed in the lower chest to attain a pedicle length sufficient for head and neck reconstruction...
May 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520896/laser-assisted-indocyanine-green-dye-angiography-for-postoperative-fistulas-after-salvage-laryngectomy
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Erin J Partington, Lindsay S Moore, Russel Kahmke, Jason M Warram, William Carroll, Eben L Rosenthal, Benjamin J Greene
Importance: Pharyngocutaneous fistula formation is an unfortunate complication after salvage laryngectomy for head and neck cancer that is difficult to anticipate and related to a variety of factors, including the viability of native pharyngeal mucosa. Objective: To examine whether noninvasive angiography with indocyanine green (ICG) dye can be used to evaluate native pharyngeal vascularity to anticipate pharyngocutaneous fistula development. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study included 37 patients enrolled from June 1, 2013, to June 1, 2016, and follow-up was for at least 1 month postoperatively...
May 18, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507861/absence-of-ulnar-artery-inflow-detected-by-allen-s-test-prior-to-radial-forearm-free-flap
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Benjamin A Taylor, Faisal Alzahrani, Eric Levi, S Mark Taylor, Matthew H Rigby, Jonathan Trites, Robert D Hart
Radial forearm free flaps are commonly used for soft-tissue reconstruction after resection of head and neck cancer. It is perfused by the radial artery, leaving the ulnar artery for perfusion of the hand and digits. The absence of distal ulnar artery and associated superficial palmar arch, however, has not been reported in cadaveric dissection. We report a case of unilateral ulnar artery flow absence, detected by Allen's test, during preoperative preparation for a radial forearm free flap. Based on the simplicity, safety, and ease, we recommend Allen's test to be performed preoperatively on every patient for whom such a flap is a consideration...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507857/greater-omental-lymph-node-flap-for-upper-limb-lymphedema-with-lymph-nodes-depleted-patient
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Yu-Ying Chu, Robert J Allen, Ting-Jung Wu, Ming-Huei Cheng
BACKGROUND: The greater omentum is supplied by the right, middle, and left omental arteries, which arise from the right and left gastroepiploic arteries. All or part of the greater omentum can be harvested based on this blood supply for free tissue transfer. It has stimulated new interest in its use as the donor site in the treatment of lymphedema. For patients who have failed other management options or have limited peripheral lymph node donor sites, the greater omental lymph node flap may offer the best chance for lymphedema treatment...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494483/the-cost-of-major-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery
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Rahul Jayakar, Jenny Choi, Craig MacKinnon, Swee Tan
AIM: This study quantified the cost of major head and neck cancer (HNC) surgery. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing major HNC surgery between July 2007 and June 2012 were identified from our head and neck database. Patient demographics, tumour type, site, stage and types of resection and reconstruction, length of stay and surgical complications occurring within six months of initial surgery were retrospectively analysed. The actual cost of initial surgical treatment and hospital income were calculated...
May 12, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493196/head-and-neck-reconstruction-in-the-elderly-patient-a-safe-procedure
#16
Maximilian Reiter, Philipp Baumeister, Christian Jacobi
Demographic changes strongly affect industrialized countries. While free tissue transfer was initially believed to be beneficial only for younger patients, there is an increasing number of elderly patients requiring microvascular operations in our aging society. Medical and surgical risks for head and neck cancer patients over a certain age who undergo free tissue transfer has hardly been investigated. A retrospective mono-center cohort study was performed. All patients with the age 75 or higher undergoing microvascular operations were reviewed...
August 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489683/intraoperative-use-of-vasopressors-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-free-flap-compromise-and-failure-in-cancer-patients
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Lin Fang, Jun Liu, Cuicui Yu, Matthew M Hanasono, Gang Zheng, Peirong Yu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of vasopressors on free flap outcomes. BACKGROUND: Most micro-surgeons avoid the use of vasopressors during free flap surgery due to concerns of vasoconstriction, which could potentially lead to vascular thrombosis and flap failure. Previous studies lack the statistical power to draw meaningful conclusions. METHODS: All free flaps between 2004 and 2014 from a single institution were reviewed retrospectively...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468144/microvascular-tissue-transfers-for-midfacial-and-anterior-cranial-base-reconstruction
#18
Ali Emre Aksu, Hakan Uzun, Ozan Bitik, Gökhan Tunçbilek, Tunç Şafak
Reconstruction of a midfacial defect can represent a difficult challenge for the plastic surgeon. Although many midfacial deformities have traumatic or congenital origins, the vast majority of head and neck defects occur after resection of malignant head and neck neoplasms. Autogenous reconstruction is now routinely performed for larger, complex defects resulting from surgical resection or trauma. In this study, the authors present 27 patients with midfacial defects reconstructed with free flaps. Twenty-two of the defects were created by surgical ablation of cancer (maxillectomy) and the others were traumatic...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458967/improved-head-and-neck-free-flap-outcome-effects-of-a-treatment-protocol-adjustment-from-pre-to-postoperative-radiotherapy
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Martin Halle, Bjorn O Eriksson, Ann-Charlott Docherty Skogh, Pehr Sommar, Lalle Hammarstedt, Caroline Gahm
BACKGROUND: The impact of preoperative radiotherapy on microvascular reconstructive surgery outcome has been a subject of debate. However, data are conflicting and often dependent on local treatment protocols. We have studied the effects of radiotherapy in a unique, single-center setting where a treatment protocol change was undertaken from pre- to postoperative radiotherapy administration for microsurgical head and neck reconstructions. METHODS: A cohort study was conducted for 200 consecutive head and neck free flap cases, where 100 were operated on before and 100 after the treatment protocol adjustment in 2006...
March 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458606/value-of-the-post-operative-ct-in-predicting-delayed-flap-failures-following-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery
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Bitna Kim, Dae Young Yoon, Young Lan Seo, Min Woo Park, Kee Hwan Kwon, Young-Soo Rho, Chul Hoon Chung
OBJECTIVE: To identify post-operative computed tomography (CT) findings associated with delayed flap failures following head and neck cancer surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 60 patients who underwent flap reconstruction after head and neck cancer surgery and post-operative (3-14 days) contrast-enhanced CT scans for suspected complications. Patients were divided into two groups: delayed flap failure patients (patients required flap revision) (n = 18) and flap success patients (n = 42)...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
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