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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536044/free-tissue-transfer-for-necrotizing-fasciitis-reconstruction-a-case-series
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Justin Peter Gawaziuk, Tianyi Liu, Leif Sigurdson, Edward Buchel, Thomas Edward Jo Hayakawa, Sarah Shiga, Sarvesh Logsetty
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening infection requiring extensive debridement that may necessitate amputation. Free tissue transfer (FTT) is an option for reconstruction in difficult cases. Currently, only case reports have described FTT in the setting of NF, and comprehensive evidence on flap outcomes is lacking. The present study characterizes outcomes in patients with FTT following NF. METHODS: All patients admitted with NF between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2011 to our level 1 burns/trauma referral center were retrospectively reviewed...
May 20, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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/28514343/-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-perfusion-of-free-flaps-transferred-to-head-and-neck
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A S Dobrodeev, S A Rabinovich, I F Malykhina
The paper presents the impact of perioperative care on feasibility of free fibula flap transfer for facial reconstruction. Flaps vitality was measured by means of somatic oximetry in 85 patients aged 20-74 years receiving reconstruction procedures in midfacial and lower facial areas. The patients were divided in three groups according to sedation agent used postoperatively. It has been demonstrated that dexmedetomidine postoperative sedation significantly improved free fibula flaps perfusion compared to propofol sedation...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
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/28506450/utility-and-versatility-of-the-supraclavicular-artery-island-flap-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction
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José A González-García, Carlos M Chiesa-Estomba, Jon A Sistiaga, Ekhiñe Larruscain, Leire Álvarez, Xabier Altuna
INTRODUCTION: The supraclavicular island flap is a rotational pedicled flap and may have some advantages in head and neck reconstruction compared with free-tissue transfer when this kind of reconstruction is not affordable or recommended. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present our experience during the year 2016 in the application of the supraclavicular island flap in five cases as an alternative to microvascular reconstruction in several defects after resection of head and neck tumours...
May 12, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498522/improving-quality-outcomes-in-head-and-neck-free-flap-surgery-with-the-use-of-a-physician-inpatient-coordinator
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Varun V Varadarajan, Raja Sawhney, Stewart H Bernard, Brian Boyce, Dustin M Lang, Sanjeev Balamohan, Robert M Baskin, Peter T Dziegielewski
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Head and neck free flap patients require complex postoperative care. The quality of care for these patients often depends on their management from the time they leave the operating room. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a postoperative inpatient coordinator (IC) for head and free flap patients on quality outcomes: length of stay (LOS), 30-day unplanned return to the emergency department (30dRED), 30-day unplanned readmissions (30dUR), and complication rates...
May 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
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
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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...
May 10, 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/28476441/perioperative-cardiac-complications-in-patients-undergoing-head-and-neck-free-flap-reconstruction
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Peter J Ciolek, Kate Clancy, Michael A Fritz, Eric D Lamarre
BACKGROUND: Limited data exists on cardiac complications following head and neck free flaps. DESIGN: A retrospective review was performed on patients that underwent free flap reconstruction from 2012 to 2015. RESULTS: 368 flaps were performed. 12.5% of patients experienced a cardiac event. Hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, venous thromboembolism, and anticoagulation were associated with cardiac complications. ASA class was not predictive of cardiac events...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471957/aggressively-progressing-primary-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-in-the-eyelid-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Won Choi, Jae Ha Hwang, Ga Eon Kim, Kyung Chul Yoon
RATIONALE: Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma is extremely rare in the head and neck area, and the aggressive nature of this tumor has not been previously described. PATIENT CONCERNS: Therefore, we report a unique case of a very rapidly growing primary undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma in the eyelid. A 67-year-old woman presented with a left lower lid mass. She had no previous history of surgery, skin malignancy, or radiation to the eyelid. On initial presentation, the patient showed a 2 × 1 × 1 cm firm, yellow nodule in the left lower eyelid...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468144/microvascular-tissue-transfers-for-midfacial-and-anterior-cranial-base-reconstruction
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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/28465039/use-of-couplers-for-vascular-anastomoses-in-601-free-flaps-for-reconstruction-of-defects-of-the-head-and-neck-technique-and-two-year-retrospective-clinical-study
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A Assoumane, L Wang, K Liu, Z-J Shang
We describe our experience with the use of 854 couplers for venous or arterial anastomoses, or both, in 601 free flaps for reconstruction of defects of the head and neck. We reviewed 601 patients who had had free flaps (with the microvascular anastomoses being made with couplers in 519) between July 2013 and December 2015. Personal details, and clinical data including the site of the defect, the tumour excised, the types of flaps, the size of the couplers, the method of anastomosis (venous or arterial) in which the coupler was used, and postoperative complications were recorded...
April 29, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial 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/28453004/implant-utilization-and-time-to-prosthetic-rehabilitation-in-conventional-and-advanced-fibular-free-flap-reconstruction-of-the-maxilla-and-mandible
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Richelle Chuka, Wael Abdullah, Jana Rieger, Suresh Nayar, Hadi Seikaly, Martin Osswald, Johan Wolfaardt
PURPOSE: Precisely designed jaw reconstruction rehabilitation (JRR) is important to the integrity of the jaw structure and oral functions. Advanced three-dimensional (3D) digital surgical design and simulation (SDS) techniques have the potential to reduce time to reconstructive and dental treatment completion, thereby promoting early functional oral rehabilitation. This study investigated the use of SDS in JRR procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on adult head and neck tumor (HNT) participants who completed JRR treatment with a fibular free flap (FFF) reconstruction...
May 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449824/primary-mucosal-melanoma-of-the-palatine-tonsil-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Marcela Osorio, Sami P Moubayed, Juan Hernandez-Prera, John C Scott, Mark L Urken
BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanoma of the palatine tonsil is extremely rare. Due to its poor prognosis, primary tonsillar melanoma requires prompt recognition and treatment. METHODS: A 62-year-old female presented with a deeply pigmented and exophytic lesion in the left tonsillar fossa. The patient underwent a partial pharyngectomy through a midline labio-mandibulotomy approach along with a left level I-V neck dissection. Reconstruction with a left radial forearm free flap and a pharyngeal constrictor advancement pharyngoplasty was performed...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449296/frailty-index-intensive-care-unit-complications-in-head-and-neck-oncologic-regional-and-free-flap-reconstruction
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Nicholas B Abt, Yanjun Xie, Sidharth V Puram, Jeremy D Richmon, Mark A Varvares
BACKGROUND: Head and neck extirpations requiring reconstruction are challenging surgeries with high postoperative complication risk. METHODS: Regional and free flap reconstructions of head and neck defects were collected from the 2006-2013 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database. The modified frailty index was made of 15 variables, with increasing index scores indicative of frailer patients. Intensive care unit (ICU)-level complications were defined by Clavien-Dindo classification IV and analyzed with multivariable logistic regression...
April 27, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447103/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-following-head-and-neck-surgery-among-patients-who-contract-to-abstain-from-alcohol-vs-patients-who-abuse-alcohol
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Azeem S Kaka, Songzhu Zhao, Enver Ozer, Amit Agrawal, Stephen Kang, James Rocco, Ricardo Carrau, Theodoros Teknos, John D Clapp, Harrison Weed, Matthew O Old
Importance: Alcohol abuse is highly prevalent in the population of patients with head and neck cancer, and active abuse at the time of surgery results in poor postoperative outcomes. Objective: To determine the association of alcohol abstinence with postoperative outcome in alcohol misusers undergoing major surgical procedures of the head and neck. Design, Setting, and Participants: As a case-control study, from July 2013 to August 2015, outcomes were collected in patients at an academic tertiary referral center requiring free flap reconstruction who had undergone an abstinence contract (n = 15) and compared with those who were abusers of alcohol prior to the inception of the protocol (n = 30)...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438396/the-versatile-use-of-revisited-de-epithelialization-concept-in-superficial-circumflex-iliac-and-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-free-flap-for-head-and-neck-reconstructions
#20
Jong Woo Choi, Young Chul Kim, Tae Suk Oh, Kyung S Koh, Woo Shik Jeong
BACKGROUND: Although the perforator free flap is now a standard choice for head and neck reconstruction, problems such as microvascular complications, insufficient volume support for the defect, and fistula formation occur. We revisited a de-epithelialized concept for superficial circumflex iliac artery and anterolateral thigh perforator free flap to overcome these problems. METHODS: We applied the de-epithelized perforator free flaps in 35 cases among 761 microsurgical head and neck reconstructions and investigated flap characteristics (length gain of pedicle, flap size, and volumetric analysis) and outcomes (flap failure, partial flap necrosis, hematoma, infection, and fistula)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
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