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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762448/pectoralis-major-musculocutaneous-flap-with-a-midline-sternal-skin-paddle-for-head-and-neck-reconstruction-a-new-design
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Jeongseok Oh, Hee Chang Ahn, Seungki Youn, Kyung Tae
PURPOSE: The pectoralis major musculocutaneous (PMMC) flap is a classic flap for head and neck reconstruction, relatively unpopular with the advancement of microsurgery and free flaps. The classic parasternal paddle design provided a thick flap with a small rotation arch leaving objectionable scarring. Our new symmetric midsternal design overcomes these problems. METHODS: Chart review was done from the years 2000 to 2017. Flap skin paddle was placed symmetrically on both sides of the midsternal line...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756392/successful-treatment-of-severe-facial-lymphedema-by-lymphovenous-anastomosis
#2
Yusuke Inatomi, Sei Yoshida, Kenichi Kamizono, Masuo Hanada, Ryuji Yasumatsu, Hideki Kadota
BACKGROUND: Facial edema is a common complication after neck dissection and/or chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Edema subsides spontaneously in most cases but sometimes persists, in which case surgical intervention is required. We report a case of severe facial edema that showed significant improvement upon lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA). METHODS: A 66-year-old man with oral floor cancer developed progressive facial lymphedema after tumor resection, bilateral neck dissections, chemoradiotherapy, and fibular and rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap transfer...
May 13, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747054/a-modification-of-the-bjork-flap-in-tracheostomies-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#3
Panagiotis Stathopoulos, Leo Stassen
The etymology of the word tracheotomy derives from two Ancient Greek words: the word trachea (Greek τραχɛία tracheía) and the word stoma (Greek στóμα stóma) meaning "mouth," and refers to the making of an opening. It is believed that an early tracheostomy was performed by the Greek physician Asclepiades of Bithynia, in order to treat upper airway obstruction. A secure airway in the intraoperative and early postoperative period is of paramount importance for a number patients undergoing head and neck cancer surgery...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727305/improving-aesthetic-outcomes-after-head-and-neck-reconstruction
#4
Ayham Al Afif, H Kendal Uys, S Mark Taylor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tremendous advancements have been made in head and neck reconstruction following oncologic resection. Despite this, many patients are left with disfiguring postoperative changes. The focus of this review highlights various techniques aimed at improving aesthetic outcomes following head and neck cancer therapy, with a focus on liposuction and fat augmentation. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the past decade, the use of liposuction in treating lymphedema after head and neck cancer therapy has showed promising results...
May 2, 2018: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723399/outcomes-of-microvascular-flap-reconstruction-of-the-head-and-neck-in-patients-receiving-systemic-immunosuppressive-therapy-for-organ-transplantation
#5
Mark V Schaverien, Riley A Dean, Jeffrey N Myers, Lin Fang, Rene D Largo, Peirong Yu
BACKGROUND: For organ transplant recipients, cancer secondary to immunosuppressive therapy threatens long-term survival. The associated multiple comorbidities make major free flap reconstruction following cancer surgery a complicated event. This study evaluates the outcomes of free flap reconstruction in this population. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all head and neck free flap cases in patients with a history of organ transplantation receiving systemic immunosuppressive therapy between 2005 and 2017 at a single-institution was conducted...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720267/efficacy-of-postoperative-pain-management-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#6
Ashley Hinther, Steven C Nakoneshny, Shamir P Chandarana, T Wayne Matthews, Joseph C Dort
BACKGROUND: Our study quantifies the effectiveness of perioperative pain control in a cohort of patients undergoing major head and neck surgery with free flap reconstruction. Our long-term goal is to improve pain control and thereby increase mobility, decrease postoperative complications and decrease hospital stay. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed at a tertiary, academic head and neck surgical oncology program in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710229/association-of-celecoxib-use-with-decreased-opioid-requirements-after-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery-with-free-tissue-reconstruction
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Patrick S Carpenter, Hailey M Shepherd, Hilary McCrary, Vanessa Torrecillas, Amanda Kull, Jason P Hunt, Marcus M Monroe, Luke O Buchmann, Richard B Cannon
Importance: Head and neck cancer (HNC) surgery with free tissue reconstruction is associated with considerable postoperative pain. Opioids are typically used but can have adverse effects, including respiratory depression and high rates of dependence and addiction. Safe alternative analgesics that minimize opioid requirements are beneficial in HNC surgery. Objective: To investigate the association of celecoxib use with opioid requirements in the postoperative setting after HNC surgery with free tissue reconstruction...
April 18, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690934/multi-dimensional-analysis-of-oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-defects-following-cancer-extirpation-surgery-a-cadaveric-study
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Sherif Idris, Alex M Mlynarek, Khalid Ansari, Jeffrey R Harris, Nabil Rizk, David Cote, Daniel A O'Connell, Heather Allen, Peter Dziegielewski, Hadi Seikaly
BACKGROUND: Defects following resection of tumors in the head and neck region are complex; more detailed and defect-specific reconstruction would likely result in better functional and cosmetic outcomes. The objectives of our study were: 1) to improve the understanding of the two- and three-dimensional nature of oral cavity and oropharyngeal defects following oncological resection and 2) to assess the geometric dimensions and the shapes of fasciocutaneous free flaps and locoregional tissue flaps required for reconstruction of these defects...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629890/infective-complications-after-free-flaps-reconstruction-in-patients-affected-by-head-and-neck-cancer-our-experience-on-77-cases
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Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Raffaele Corvino, Fabio Maglitto, Vincenzo Abbate, Paola Bonavolontà, Antonio Romano, Giovanni Salzano, Luigi Califano
AIM: The success rates of free flaps in patients undergoing head and neck cancer (HNC) surgery are very high (95%- 97%) but the development of a surgical site infection (SSI) can put flap viability at risk. The aim of our study is to identify the risk factors for SSI in patients undergo free flaps reconstruction after head and neck cancer removal. MATERIAL OF STUDY: Seventyseven patients (44 male and 33 female) from April 2006 to April 2015 admitted at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Naples "Federico II" were included in this study...
2018: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627200/computer-assisted-resection-and-reconstruction-of-bilateral-osteoradionecrosis-of-the-mandible-using-2-separate-flaps-prepared-from-a-single-fibula
#10
Rui Chen, Han-Qing Zhang, Zi-Xian Huang, Shi-Hao Li, Da-Ming Zhang, Zhi-Quan Huang
OBJECTIVES: Osteoradionecrosis of the mandible is a late radiation-induced complication, which is a major concern in survivors of head and neck cancer. STUDY DESIGN: In this study, we present a case of a patient with nasopharyngeal carcinoma who developed extensive bilateral osteoradionecrosis of the ascending ramus of the mandible. After preoperative virtual surgical planning, the obtained data were used to fabricate patient-specific cutting templates. The bilateral mandibular defects were reconstructed using 2 separate flaps prepared from a single fibula...
March 7, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625723/infectious-complications-in-head-and-neck-surgery-porto-oncology-centre-retrospective-analysis
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Miguel Sá Breda, Joaquim Castro Silva, Eurico Monteiro
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the impact of infectious complications and microbiology in the postoperative period after major oncologic neck surgeries. METHODS: A retrospective study conducted in an oncology center, including all the consecutive patients who developed infectious complications after major neck cancer surgery, from October 2012 to May 2016 (44 months). Among other data, we collected TNM stage, ASA score, body mass index, comorbidities and habits, pre and postoperative hemoglobin levels, albumin serum levels, pre-surgical treatments, length of inpatient stay, isolated microbiological agents and the recorded complications and mortality rate...
April 3, 2018: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619341/right-carotid-cutaneous-fistula-and-right-carotid-pseudoaneurysm-formation-secondary-to-a-chronically-infected-polyethylene-terephthalate-patch
#12
W T Hillman Terzian, Samuel Schadt, Sharvil U Sheth
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) remains the treatment for significant carotid stenosis and stroke prevention. Approximately 100,000 CEAs are performed in the United States every year. Randomized trials have demonstrated an advantage of patch carotid angioplasty over primary closure. Complications from patches include thrombosis, transient ischemic attack, stroke, restenosis, pseudoaneurysm (PA), and infection. PA after CEA is rare, with a reported average of 0.37% of cases. We describe an unusual case of PA after polyethylene terephthalate (PTFE) patching for CEA...
January 2018: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617493/pectoralis-major-myocutaneous-flap-in-head-and-neck-surgery-reconstructions-critical-analysis
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Marcelo Benedito Menezes, Kassem Samir Saleh, Marianne Yumi Nakai, Lucas Porto Maurity Dias, Norberto Kodi Kavabata, Antônio José Gonçalves
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the results of the use of the pectoralis major flap in the reconstruction of head and neck surgeries. METHODS: we conducted a retrospective study with data bank analysis and review of medical records of patients with head and neck cancer operated at the Discipline of Head and Neck Surgery, Surgery Department, São Paulo Holy Home of Mercy, using the pectoralis major flap for reconstruction, in a period of 16 years. We analyzed age, gender, primary site of neoplasia, clinical staging, preoperative radiotherapy (RT) and complications, classified as major and minor...
March 29, 2018: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614555/-assessment-of-the-quality-of-life-of-tongue-base-cancer-patients-after-reconstruction-with-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-flap
#14
N Gao, K Fu, W He
Objective: To evaluate the quality of life (QOL) of patients who underwent resection of tongue base cancer and reconstruction by anterolateral thigh perforator free flap(ALTFF). Methods: A total of 77 patients with tongue cancer who underwent glossectomy and reconstruction by ALTFF were retrospectively analyzed in this work. At intervals of 3-month before operation, as well as both 3-month and 12-month post-operation, the QOL of these patients was assessed by using the 14-item Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaires(OHIP-14) and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Head and Neck Module(EORTC-QLQ-H&N35)...
March 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611769/predictors-of-complications-in-patients-receiving-head-and-neck-free-flap-reconstructive-procedures
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Antoine Eskander, Stephen Kang, Ben Tweel, Jigar Sitapara, Matthew Old, Enver Ozer, Amit Agrawal, Ricardo Carrau, James W Rocco, Theodoros N Teknos
Objective To (1) determine the overall complication rate, wound healing, and wound infection complications and (2) identify preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative predictors of these complications. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary academic cancer hospital. Subjects and Methods All head and neck free flap patients at The Ohio State University (2006-2012) were assessed. Multivariable logistic regression assessed the impact of patient factors, flap and wound factors, and intraoperative factors on the aforementioned quality metric outcomes...
April 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600516/obliquely-arranged-double-skin-paddles-a-novel-design-to-reconstruct-extensive-head-and-neck-defects-with-a-single-fibula-or-peroneal-flap
#16
Ying-Sheng Lin, Wen-Chung Liu, Kuan-Ying Wang, Yaoh-Shiang Lin, Kuo-Chung Yang
OBJECTIVE: To reconstruct extensive head and neck defects usually necessitates double free flaps, which require a time-and-manpower-consuming surgical procedure. We present using a single fibula or peroneal flap with the novel design of obliquely-arranged double skin paddles to reconstruct an extensive head and neck defect. METHODS: From 1998 to 2016, eight patients with the age of 52.25 (35-71) years old had extensive head and neck defects after oral cancer ablation...
March 30, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576961/clinical-impact-of-albumin-in-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-with-free-flap-reconstruction-a-retrospective-study
#17
Ming-Hsien Tsai, Hui-Ching Chuang, Yu-Tsai Lin, Hui Lu, Wei-Chih Chen, Fu-Min Fang, Chih-Yen Chien
Background: Poor nutritional status among patients with advanced stage head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is common. Albumin is a common indicator of nutritional status and has been shown to be a predictor of oncological outcomes and perioperative morbidity. This study aims to determine the prognostic value of the serum albumin level among patients with advanced HNSCC undergoing surgery with simultaneous free flap reconstruction. Methods: A total of 233 patients with advanced head and neck cancer undergoing tumor resection and immediate microvascular free flap reconstruction in a tertiary referral center were enrolled retrospectively between January 2009 and December 2011...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574681/effect-of-goal-directed-haemodynamic-therapy-in-free-flap-reconstruction-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#18
H J Kim, E J Kim, H J Lee, J Y Min, T W Kim, E C Choi, W S Kim, B-N Koo
BACKGROUND: In free flap reconstruction for head and neck cancer, achieving a haemodynamic target using excessive fluid infusion is associated with decreased flap survival rates and extended hospital stays. We hypothesized that goal-directed haemodynamic therapy would improve flap survival rates and shorten hospitalization periods. METHODS: Patients scheduled for free flap reconstruction were randomly assigned to a goal-directed haemodynamic therapy group (n = 31) or a conventional haemodynamic therapy control group (n = 31)...
March 25, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568393/artificial-neural-network-approach-to-predict-surgical-site-infection-after-free-flap-reconstruction-in-patients-receiving-surgery-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#19
Pao-Jen Kuo, Shao-Chun Wu, Peng-Chen Chien, Shu-Shya Chang, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Hsueh-Ling Tai, Shu-Hui Peng, Yi-Chun Lin, Yi-Chun Chen, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Ching-Hua Hsieh
Background: The aim of this study was to develop an effective surgical site infection (SSI) prediction model in patients receiving free-flap reconstruction after surgery for head and neck cancer using artificial neural network (ANN), and to compare its predictive power with that of conventional logistic regression (LR). Materials and methods: There were 1,836 patients with 1,854 free-flap reconstructions and 438 postoperative SSIs in the dataset for analysis. They were randomly assigned tin ratio of 7:3 into a training set and a test set...
March 2, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564875/nose-defects-reconstruction-with-the-zitelli-bilobed-flap
#20
Michele P Grieco, Nicolò Bertozzi, Eugenio Grignaffini, Edoardo Raposio
The skin cancers of the head and neck district are localized mostly on the nose, which, by being in the center of the mid-face, has an important aesthetic role. Therefore, many reconstructive techniques have been studied; among them regional skin flaps appeared the most suitable since they guaranteed the oncological radicality as well as a good aesthetic outcome. In this paper, we present our experience with the use of the Zitelli bilobed flap, which is defined as a double transposition flap for the reconstruction of the nose defects...
April 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
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