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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26735585/early-death-among-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Lovisa Farnebo, Nea Malila, Antti Mäkitie, Göran Laurell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Management of advanced head and neck cancer (HNC) is characterized by high mortality. Furthermore, the treatment involves significant burden to patients and high costs to healthcare systems. Recognizing the risks of early death in patients with a high probability of noncurable disease is important for each individual treatment decision-making. It is thus critical to consider the benefits and side-effects of the planned treatment in relation to the expected survival and to discuss these factors with the patient...
April 2016: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704666/versatility-of-the-facial-artery-myomucosal-island-flap-in-neopharyngeal-reconstruction
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Thomas Frisch
BACKGROUND: The facial artery myomucosal (FAMM) island flap is a cheek flap, pedicled on the facial artery and suitable for small to medium-sized reconstructions of the oral cavity and neighboring areas. A novel transposition of the flap to the hypopharynx after laryngectomy is presented in this report. METHODS: A 58-year-old man, previously irradiated, was laryngopharyngectomized because of a new supraglottic carcinoma. An unexpected need for a flap was solved by tunneling a FAMM island flap lateral to the mandible...
October 5, 2016: Head & Neck
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