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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/28739194/perforator-based-rectus-free-tissue-transfer-for-head-and-neck-reconstruction-new-reconstructive-advantages-from-an-old-friend
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Stephen Y Kang, Matthew E Spector, Douglas B Chepeha
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate three reconstructive advantages of the perforator based rectus free tissue transfer: long pedicle, customizable adipose tissue, and volume reconstruction without muscle atrophy within a contained space. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with defects of the head and neck were reconstructed with the perforator based rectus free tissue transfer. RESULTS: Transplant success was 93%. Mean pedicle length was 13.4cm...
July 21, 2017: Oral Oncology
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/28729774/clinical-applications-of-free-medial-tibial-flap-with-posterior-tibial-artery-for-head-and-neck-reconstruction-after-tumor-resection
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Qi Zhong, Jugao Fang, Zhigang Huang, Xiaohong Chen, Lizhen Hou, Yang Zhang, Pingdong Li, Hongzhi Ma, Hongbo Xu
Tumor resection causes damage in the head and neck which creates problems in swallowing, chewing, articulation, and vision, all of which seriously affect patients' quality of life. In this work, we evaluated the application of a free medial tibial flap in reconstruction of head and neck defects after tumor resection. We discussed the anatomy, surgical technique, and the advantages and disadvantages of the flap. We found several benefits for the flap, such as, it is especially effective for the defects that require thin-layer epithelium to cover or the separated soft tissue defect; a two-team approach can be used because the donor site is far away from the head and neck; and the flap is easy to integrate because of the subcutaneous fat layer of the free medial tibial flap is thin and the flap is soft...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720989/trapezius-perforator-flap-for-reconstruction-of-a-posterior-cervical-defect
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Ricardo Nascimento, Joana Costa, Ricardo Horta, Álvaro Silva
The use of free flaps is considered the "gold standard" for reconstruction of head and neck defects. Locoregional flaps allows a better aesthetic result compared to free flaps, whenever there's an external skin defect. However the use of free flaps is not always adequate in the presence of preoperative comorbidities or previous surgeries. Since the description of the trapezius myocutaneous flap in the 1980's, many authors have published the results of the applicability of this flap in head and neck salvage reconstructive surgery...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716300/the-effect-of-training-level-on-complications-after-free-flap-surgery-of-the-head-and-neck
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Jacob S Brady, Meghan M Crippen, Andrey Filimonov, Neil V Nadpara, Jean Anderson Eloy, Soly Baredes, Richard Chan Woo Park
OBJECTIVES: Analyze postoperative complications after free flap surgery based on PGY training level. METHODS: Data on free flap surgeries of the head and neck performed from 2005 to 2013 was collected from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. Cases identifying the status of resident participation in the surgery and the PGY level were included. RESULTS: There were 582 cases with primary surgeon data available...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709536/margin-analysis-has-free-tissue-transfer-improved-oncologic-outcomes-for-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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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/28708658/condyle-head-reimplantation-combined-with-vascularized-free-flap-for-mandibular-reconstruction
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Jun-Yi Zhu, Hai-Xiao Zou, Hui-Min Li, Wei Wang, Jun Jia
Due to the anatomic and functional complexity, reconstruction of the condylar process after mandibular tumor extirpation remains a surgical challenge. The aim of this study was to present the results and experience of condyle head reimplantation combined with vascularized free flap for mandibular reconstruction in our institution. In the current study, the authors evaluated the clinical features of condyle head reimplantation combined with vascularized free flap for mandibular reconstruction in 5 patients with benign mandibular intraosseous lesions from December 2013 to March 2015 in our institution...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696999/the-expanding-role-of-scapular-free-flaps
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Alice L Tang, Shethal Bearelly, Kyle Mannion
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review evaluates the expanding role of scapular free flaps and its application in various complex head and neck defects. RECENT FINDINGS: The recent literature published focuses on the use of three-dimensional modeling for maxillectomy defects, expanded uses in both the megaflap, the various application of the scapular tip flap, and the feasibility of osseointegrated implants. SUMMARY: The subscapular system of flaps remains a versatile option in head and neck reconstruction...
July 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675554/osteocutaneous-radial-forearm-free-flap-in-nonmandible-head-and-neck-reconstruction
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Faisal I Ahmad, Casey Means, Alex B Labby, Scott H Troob, Javier D Gonzalez, Michael M Kim, Ryan J Li, Mark K Wax
BACKGROUND: The osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is a versatile flap primarily used to reconstruct composite defects involving the mandible. The purpose of this study was to describe our experience with this flap for nonmandible reconstruction. METHODS: All patients undergoing nonmandible osseous reconstruction with free-tissue transfer were reviewed. Patients with osteocutaneous RFFF reconstructions were evaluated. The retrospective review of all osteocutaneous RFFFs was performed from 1998 to 2014...
July 4, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668299/head-neck-reconstruction-predictors-of-readmission
#12
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/28648958/use-of-a-three-dimensional-custom-made-porous-titanium-prosthesis-for-mandibular-body-reconstruction
#13
Q Qassemyar, N Assouly, S Temam, F Kolb
The progress made in recent years in the field of head and neck bone reconstruction is directly related to technological advancements made in computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and three-dimensional printing in particular. Today these technologies are mainly used in mandibular reconstruction to manufacture aids for harvesting and shaping bone flaps. However problems remain when addressing patients with a contraindication to microsurgery who need extensive bone reconstruction. For these patients who cannot benefit from vascularized bone grafts, surgeons have to find alternative solutions aimed at maintaining best function and aesthetics...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648581/is-long-term-post-operative-monitoring-of-microsurgical-flaps-still-necessary
#14
Giovanni Zoccali, Alexandra Molina, Jian Farhadi
Autologous microsurgical flap reconstruction has become commonplace in most plastic surgery units, and the success rates of this procedure have markedly increased over recent years. However, the possibility of flap failure still needs to be considered. A review of the literature reveals that the critical period for flap-threatening complications is the first 24-48 post-operative hours; however, the window for the onset of these complications remains open for up to 7 days post-operatively. In this study, we focus on the timing of flap complications, aiming to elucidate the time period over which meticulous flap monitoring can positively contribute to flap salvage rates...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646587/perioperative-pain-management-after-fibular-free-flap-harvesting-for-head-and-neck-reconstruction-using-mini-catheters-to-inject-local-anesthetic-a-pilot-study
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Andrea Ferri, Andrea Varazzani, Adriana Valente, Giuseppe Pedrazzi, Bernardo Bianchi, Silvano Ferrari, Enrico Sesenna
BACKGROUND: Fibular donor site pain management in the early postoperative period can help minimize complications, patient discomfort, and agitation. Traditional management of postoperative pain consists of systemic administration of opioids and NSAIDS. The use of local anesthetics in addition to systemic analgesics has the potential to improve pain control. Purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of mini-catheters used to inject local anesthetic into the fibular donor site after flap harvesting for reconstruction of the head-and-neck area...
June 24, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642191/new-aspects-in-free-flap-surgery-mini-perforator-flaps-and-extracorporeal-flap-perfusion
#16
K-D Wolff
BACKGROUND: The scope of microvascular tissue transfer in the Head and Neck reaches from coverage of simple soft tissue defects to complex 3-D reconstructions using multiple or chimeric flaps. This paper summarises the presentation given at the Congress of the French Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Marseille 2017. It was the aim of our work to add further elements to this wide spectrum of reconstructive possibilities. METHODS: For patients with small intraoral soft tissue defects in whom the use of a radial forearm flap would not be justified because of its donor site morbidity, but who nevertheless would take a benefit from a small free flap, we used mini-perforator flaps from the lower leg...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636741/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-area-oncologic-treatment-and-plastic-reconstructive-options
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Johannes A Veit, Julia Thierauf, Thomas K Hoffmann, Jens Greve, Nicole Rotter, Patrick J Schuler, Marc O Scheithauer
Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck area is a rare malignant tumor with acceptable short-term but mediocre long-term prognosis. Radical tumor excision with clear resection margins, and sometimes resection of the facial nerve due to perineural growth, remains the fundamental therapy. We present 3 distinct clinical cases and discuss the current therapeutic options with special focus on plastic-reconstructive techniques. For reconstruction, the full armament of local and free flaps, as well as prosthetics, may be necessary...
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617692/update-on-the-supraclavicular-flap
#18
Nicholas E Wirtz, Samir S Khariwala
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study is to describe the supraclavicular flap and its utility in head and neck reconstruction in the context of recent studies. RECENT FINDINGS: Current literature regarding the supraclavicular flap has described its expanded uses in a variety of head and neck reconstructive settings. Its reliability and limited morbidity have been well demonstrated, and it has been cited as a reasonable alternative to other reconstructive options including, in some situations, free tissue transfer...
June 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616153/a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-the-successful-management-of-gorlin-syndrome
#19
Ryan N Mello, Zaki Khan, Umar Choudry
Gorlin-Goltz syndrome (GGS) is a rare genetic syndrome with variable expressivity and autosomal dominant inheritance. The major features of GGS include numerous basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), keratocysts of the jaw, palmar/plantar pits and calcification of the falx cerebri. Authors report the case of a 51-year-old male with a 19-year history of GGS and multiple BCCs of the head and neck. He presented with a large ulcerating lesion on the right side of his face involving cutaneous, subcutaneous and muscular tissues of the temporal and orbital region...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615805/free-anteromedial-thigh-perforator-flap-complementing-and-completing-the-anterolateral-thigh-flap
#20
Dushyant Jaiswal, Amol Ghalme, Prabha Yadav, Vinaykant Shankhdhar, Akshay Deshpande
OBJECTIVE: Theobjective of this study was to determine the indications, utility, advantages and surgical approach for the anteromedial thigh (AMT) flap. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the records of the patients in whom the AMT flap was used for head and neck reconstruction. We use an anterior approach to harvest the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap with a non-committal straight line incision. This preserves both ALT and AMT flap territories intact, and further decision is based on the intraoperative anatomy of perforator and pedicle...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
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