Does prior irradiation increase the risk of total or partial free-flap loss?

@article{Kroll1998DoesPI,
  title={Does prior irradiation increase the risk of total or partial free-flap loss?},
  author={Stephen S. Kroll and Geoffrey L. Robb and Gregory P. Reece and Michael J. Miller and Gregory R. D. Evans and Bonnie J. Baldwin and Baigeng Wang and M. Asher Schusterman},
  journal={Journal of reconstructive microsurgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          263-8
        }
}
Answers to the question, "Does previous irradiation of a recipient site interfere with reconstruction by free-tissue transfer?" have been elusive. In an attempt to address that question, all free-flap procedures performed for reconstruction of the breast or of head and neck defects at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center between May 1, 1988 and February 15, 1996 were reviewed. The effects of prior irradiation of the recipient site on the incidence of total flap loss, partial… CONTINUE READING

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