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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342884/oral-cancer-reconstruction-using-the-supraclavicular-artery-island-flap-comparison-to-free-radial-forearm-flap
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Christian Welz, Martin Canis, Sabina Schwenk-Zieger, Jennifer L Spiegel, Bernhard G Weiß, Yiannis Pilavakis
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the pedicled supraclavicular artery island flap (SCAIF) is a sufficient alternative to the fasciocutaneous radial forearm free flap (RFFF) for oral reconstruction in cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors designed and implemented a retrospective cohort study composed of all consecutive patients who underwent head and neck reconstruction after cancer surgery at their tertiary university hospital from 2013 to 2016. Demographics and peri- and postoperative information were recorded and statistically analyzed...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319459/morbidity-and-survival-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-free-flap-reconstruction-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Candace A Mitchell, Richard A Goldman, Joseph M Curry, David M Cognetti, Howard Krein, Ryan Heffelfinger, Adam Luginbuhl
Objective To review a single institution's outcomes of free flap reconstruction of the head and neck in patients aged ≥80 years as compared with those <80 years. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Tertiary academic hospital. Subjects and Methods Patients aged ≥ 80 years who underwent free flap reconstruction of the head and neck between 2007 and 2013 were identified and matched by type of reconstruction with a cohort of younger patients. Outcome measures included flap success, length of stay, discharge disposition, complications, and 2-year mortality...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319260/the-second-time-flap-from-the-previously-used-anterior-thigh-donor-site-for-head-and-neck-microsurgical-reconstruction
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Nidal Farhan Al Deek, Chun-Ta Liao, Shiang-Fu Huang, Chung-Jan Kan, Kai-Ping Chang, Ku-Hao Fang, Chung-Kan Tsao
BACKGROUND: Multiple free tissue transfer from the same donor site is not well described for microsurgical head and neck reconstruction. METHODS: Between (8/2011 and 11/2012), 103 patients received 103 free ALT flaps for head and neck reconstruction; flaps were called first-time ALT flaps. Intra-operative findings were used to assess the presence of a favorable anatomy for a future second flap from the same donor site. And, between 9/2009 and 12/2013, second-time flaps from previously used anterior thighs were attempted either freely or guided by the intra-operative data from the previous surgery...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301644/association-of-body-mass-index-with-infectious-complications-in-free-tissue-transfer-for-head-and-neck-reconstructive-surgery
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Mohemmed N Khan, Jack Russo, John Spivack, Christopher Pool, Ilya Likhterov, Marita Teng, Eric M Genden, Brett A Miles
Importance: Elevated body mass index (BMI) has been proposed as a risk factor for morbidity and mortality among patients undergoing surgery. Conversely, an elevated BMI may confer a protective effect on perioperative morbidity. Objective: To examine whether an elevated BMI is an independent risk factor for perioperative and postoperative infectious complications after free tissue transfer in head and neck reconstructive surgery. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study included patients undergoing major head and neck surgery requiring free tissue transfer at a tertiary care center...
March 16, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293493/technique-to-improve-tracheostomy-speaking-valve-tolerance-after-head-and-neck-free-flap-reconstruction
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John T Stranix, Keri M Danziger, Veturia L Dumbrava, Ginger Mars, David L Hirsch, Jamie P Levine
Increased upper airway resistance from postoperative changes after major head and neck surgery may cause elevated transtracheal pressures and result in tracheostomy speaking valve intolerance. This may be particularly true among patients with baseline pulmonary disease. We describe a patient recovering from oral cancer resection and flap reconstruction who demonstrated prolonged ventilator dependence and tracheostomy speaking valve intolerance with abnormal tracheal manometry. We attempted to improve speaking valve tolerance through the adaptation of a valve modification intended to reduce transtracheal pressures...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286397/perforator-peroneal-artery-flap-for-tongue-reconstruction
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Shubhra Chauhan, Sachin Chavre, Naveen Hedne Chandrashekar, Naveen B S
INTRODUCTION: Reconstruction has evolved long way from primary closure to flaps. As time evolved, better understanding of vascularity of flap has led to the development of innovative reconstructive techniques. These flaps can be raised from various parts of the body for reconstruction and have shown least donor site morbidity. We use one such peroneal artery perforator flap for tongue reconstruction with advantage of thin pliable flap, minimal donor site morbidity and hidden scar. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our patient 57yrs old lady underwent wide local excision with selective neck dissection...
March 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282676/peroneal-flap-for-tongue-reconstruction
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Ying-Sheng Lin, Wen-Chung Liu, Yaoh-Shiang Lin, Lee-Wei Chen, Kuo-Chung Yang
Background For large tongue defects, reconstructive surgeons have devised a variety of feasible options, such as radial forearm free flap and anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap. In our institution, peroneal flap has been the workhorse flap for the soft tissue defect in head and neck reconstruction. We present our experience using peroneal flap in tongue reconstruction. Patients and Methods The study included 47 patients who had undergone tongue reconstructions with peroneal flaps after tumor resection. The size and location of the defect after tumor resection determined whether the peroneal flaps could be harvested as pure septocutaneous flaps to solely reconstruct the neotongue or to carry an additional muscle bulk to fill the adjacent defect...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282521/surgical-site-infections-in-patients-receiving-osteomyocutaneous-free-flaps-to-the-head-and-neck-does-choice-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-matter
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James Murphy, Amal Isaiah, Donita Dyalram, Joshua E Lubek
PURPOSE: The most appropriate prophylactic antibiotic for clean-and-contaminated head and neck osteomyocutaneous free flap (OFF) tissue transfer procedures is unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the choice of perioperative antibiotic was related to recipient surgical site infection (SSI) in patients receiving an OFF to the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated SSI in relation to the perioperative antibiotic received from July 2010 through October 2013 at a tertiary care medical center...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249001/accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-virtual-cutting-guides-and-3d-navigation-for-osteotomies-of-the-mandible-and-maxilla
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Jonathan M Bernstein, Michael J Daly, Harley Chan, Jimmy Qiu, David Goldstein, Nidal Muhanna, John R de Almeida, Jonathan C Irish
BACKGROUND: We set out to determine the accuracy of 3D-navigated mandibular and maxillary osteotomies with the ultimate aim to integrate virtual cutting guides and 3D-navigation into ablative and reconstructive head and neck surgery. METHODS: Four surgeons (two attending, two clinical fellows) completed 224 unnavigated and 224 3D-navigated osteotomies on anatomical models according to preoperative 3D plans. The osteotomized bones were scanned and analyzed. RESULTS: Median distance from the virtual plan was 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236793/complications-and-cost-analysis-of-intraoperative-arterial-complications-in-head-and-neck-free-flap-reconstruction
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Catherine S Chang, Michael W Chu, Jonas A Nelson, Marten Basta, Patrick Gerety, Suhail K Kanchwala, Liza C Wu
Background Microvascular anastomotic patency is fundamental to head and neck free flap reconstructive success. The aims of this study were to identify factors associated with intraoperative arterial anastomotic issues and analyze the impact on subsequent complications and cost in head and neck reconstruction. Methods A retrospective review was performed on all head and neck free flap reconstructions from 2005 to 2013. Patients with intraoperative, arterial anastomotic difficulties were compared with patients without...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231374/mechanical-venous-anastomosis-in-head-and-neck-microvascular-reconstruction-as-an-equivalent-to-the-gold-standard
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Eric Thorpe, Yash Patil
To define the most successful and efficient manner to perform venous microvascular anastomoses, the effectiveness of mechanical venous anastomosis in head and neck microvascular reconstruction is reviewed. Head and neck reconstruction with free flap techniques has become the norm and gold standard for large defects. This retrospective, multicenter case series of a single microvascular surgeon's experience with mechanical venous anastomoses specifically assessed the effectiveness of head and neck reconstruction and the complications associated with it...
February 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195002/coverage-of-tendon-exposure-after-radial-forearm-free-flap-by-the-dorsoulnar-artery-perforator-flap
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Rémi Foissac, Marc Benatar, Olivier Dassonville, Alexandre Bozec, Gilles Poissonnet, Olivier Camuzard
Objective This study was designed to assess the effectiveness of an alternative technique using a perforator flap to manage secondary tendon exposure after a radial forearm free flap in head and neck oncologic surgery. Study Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Nice University Hospital, Pasteur 2 Hospital, France. Subjects and Methods Despite its numerous advantages, the radial forearm free flap is associated with significant donor site morbidity and the risk of secondary tendon exposure...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183429/successful-facial-artery-pseudoaneurysm-coiling-and-pedicle-preservation-following-free-tissue-transfer
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Andrew T Day, Dane J Genther, Ferdinand Hui, Wojciech K Mydlarz, Gillian Griffith, Shaun C Desai
Patients undergoing free tissue reconstruction are at risk for development of an anastomotic pseudoaneurysm, which may present as delayed neck hemorrhage or a pulsatile neck mass. Diagnosis may be achieved by noninvasive imaging, angiography, and exploration. Management strategies for head and neck pseudoaneurysms have included open vessel ligation, open direct vessel repair, endovascular parent vessel embolization, and, most recently, endovascular pseudoaneurysm embolization. In patients with anastomotic pseudoaneurysms where adequate flap inosculation is doubted, endovascular pseudoaneurysm embolization with pedicle preservation may be an appropriate primary treatment approach...
January 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177337/free-flap-loss-caused-by-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-and-thrombosis-hitt-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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E Segna, A R Bolzoni, C Baserga, A Baj
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (HITT) represents a dramatic condition that is difficult to diagnose because of nuanced clinical presentation. Therefore, in every case of microvascular thrombosis during heparin-therapy prompt suspicion about HITT is necessary to avoid flap necrosis. We present a case of HITT which, as the 8 other articles reviewed, clearly shows that HITT is difficult to diagnose and complex to manage. Microvascular reconstruction is the first choice in head and neck reconstruction; unfortunately, dramatic outcomes in free flap surgery due to unpredictable thrombotic events are still reported in the English literature...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177328/head-and-neck-reconstruction-with-pedicled-flaps-in-the-free-flap-era
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R Mahieu, G Colletti, P Bonomo, G Parrinello, A Iavarone, G Dolivet, L Livi, A Deganello
Nowadays, the transposition of microvascular free flaps is the most popular method for management of head and neck defects. However, not all patients are suitable candidates for free flap reconstruction. In addition, not every defect requires a free flap transfer to achieve good functional results. The aim of this study was to assess whether pedicled flap reconstruction of head and neck defects is inferior to microvascular free flap reconstruction in terms of complications, functionality and prognosis. The records of consecutive patients who underwent free flap or pedicled flap reconstruction after head and neck cancer ablation from 2006 to 2015, from a single surgeon, in the AOUC Hospital, Florence Italy were analysed...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166137/vascular-complications-and-free-flap-salvage-in-head-and-neck-reconstructive-surgery-analysis-of-150-cases-of-reexploration
#16
Yen-Hao Chiu, Dun-Hao Chang, Cherng-Kang Perng
INTRODUCTION: Despite the excellent reliability of free tissue transfer, flap failure is devastating, and in addition to patient morbidity, it may increase hospital stay and associated costs. Previous studies have evaluated factors related to flap salvage, regarding the operative strategy for flap salvage surgery. The present study aimed to share our experience of reexploration and describe operative standards dealing with vascular thrombosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 150 (of 1258) free flaps for head and neck reconstruction that showed signs of vascular compromise at our institution during a 13-year period between 2002 and 2015...
March 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153563/perforator-free-flaps-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction-a-single-center-low-volume-experience
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Annelies Weckx, Natalie Loomans, Olivier Lenssen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to investigate the results of free-flap reconstructions in the head and neck area in a secondary low-volume institution and compare these with the literature. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study was performed of all patients who underwent free-flap reconstructive surgery in our institution from January 9, 2011, to July 12, 2015, by one young surgeon in a one-team approach. The types of flaps applied, defect sites, pathology, anastomotic details, success and complication rates, lengths of stay, and patients' ages and comorbidities were analyzed...
April 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152218/tailored-approach-to-oromandibular-reconstruction-in-patients-with-compromised-lower-limb-vessels
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Conor P Barry, James Brown, Rebecca Hanlon, Richard Shaw
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes for segmental reconstruction of the mandible between patients who underwent reconstruction with a fibula flap (group 1), and those with an alternative osseous free flap in which the fibula flap was unsuitable either for defect reasons (group 2) or in which the fibula flap could not safely be harvested because of compromised leg vessels (group 3). METHODS: One hundred fifty-two patients who underwent osseous free flap reconstruction of a mandibular segmental defect between January 2008 and June 2014 were identified from operating records...
February 2, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140835/comparison-of-video-and-in-person-free-flap-assessment-following-head-and-neck-free-tissue-transfer
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A Sean Alemi, Rahul Seth, Chase Heaton, Steven J Wang, P Daniel Knott
Objective Compare the efficiency of remote telehealth flap assessments with traditional in-person flap assessments. Study Design Observational study with retrospective review. Setting Tertiary academic medical center. Subjects and Methods All patients undergoing head and neck free tissue transfer were included in the study. All patients whose surgery was performed at hospital A underwent an in-person flap check overnight. Those at hospital B received a remote flap assessment. The primary outcome was total time spent performing the midnight flap assessment, including travel time...
January 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138794/perforator-variability-in-the-anterolateral-thigh-free-flap-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ross K Smith, James Wykes, David T Martin, Navin Niles
OBJECTIVES: The use of free flaps greatly improves reconstruction options and quality of life for patients undergoing oncological resections. The anterolateral thigh (ALT) free flap is frequently used in the head and neck. The aim of this review was to provide a summary of published evidence assessing perforator anatomy of this flap. METHODS: A broad search was undertaken through the PubMed database using the terms "anterolateral thigh free flap" and "perforator"...
January 30, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
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