Advanced patient age should not preclude the use of free-flap reconstruction for head and neck cancer.

@article{Bridger1994AdvancedPA,
  title={Advanced patient age should not preclude the use of free-flap reconstruction for head and neck cancer.},
  author={Andrew G Bridger and Christopher J O'brien and Kang Kyu Lee},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={168 5},
  pages={425-8}
}
BACKGROUND Microvascular free flaps have become the principal form of reconstruction after the radical excision of head and neck malignancies at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. This surgery is time consuming, complex, and may be regarded as inappropriate in some elderly patients. This paper examines whether or not elderly patients (aged 70 years and older) are unduly disadvantaged by this form of reconstruction in the management of head and neck malignancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two… CONTINUE READING

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