Analysis of 59 cases with free flap thrombosis after reconstructive surgery for head and neck cancer.

@article{Yoshimoto2010AnalysisO5,
  title={Analysis of 59 cases with free flap thrombosis after reconstructive surgery for head and neck cancer.},
  author={Seiichi Yoshimoto and Kazuyoshi Kawabata and Hiroki Mitani},
  journal={Auris, nasus, larynx},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={205-11}
}
OBJECTIVE There have been few reports addressing methods of dealing with free flap thrombosis after reconstructive surgery for head and neck cancer. The present study, through a detailed analysis of the subsequent course of patients who developed postoperative flap thrombosis, aims to clarify possible methods of salvage surgery in the event of vascular occlusion despite rigorous postoperative follow-up. METHODS We analyzed 59 cases of postoperative thrombosis in 1031 patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING