Anterior cranial base reconstruction using free tissue transfer: changing trends.

@article{Califano2003AnteriorCB,
  title={Anterior cranial base reconstruction using free tissue transfer: changing trends.},
  author={Joseph J. Califano and Peter G. Cordeiro and Joseph J. Disa and David Arias Hidalgo and Wilson Dumornay and Mark H. Bilsky and Philip H. Gutin and Jatin P Shah and Dennis H. Kraus},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2003},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          89-96
        }
}
INTRODUCTION A consecutive series of 135 patients undergoing resection for malignant tumors involving the anterior cranial base between 1976 and 1999 was reviewed. PATIENT AND METHODS In the years from 1976-1991, free-tissue transfer was used in 5 of 76 or 6.6% of cases, whereas free-tissue reconstruction was used in 24 of 59 or 40% of cases in the years 1992-1999. Of those cases reconstructed with free-tissue transfer in 1976-1991, 60% (three of five) underwent a complex resection defined as… CONTINUE READING

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