Early resection and reconstruction of head and neck masses in infants with upper airway obstruction.

@article{Wong2010EarlyRA,
  title={Early resection and reconstruction of head and neck masses in infants with upper airway obstruction.},
  author={Birgitta Yee-Hang Wong and Raymond Wai-Man Ng and Anthony Yuen and Ping-Hon Chan and Wai-kuen Ho and William Ignace Wei},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={287-91}
}
OBJECTIVE Congenital airway obstruction can be caused by tumors or lesions arising from the neck, tongue and oral cavity. Neonates may require prolonged intubation or tracheostomy before curative resection and reconstruction. The aim of the study was to carry out surgical resection and reconstruction with locoregional flap and free bone graft in the neonatal and early infantile period for definitive management of head and neck masses and treatment of potential airway obstruction. METHODS… CONTINUE READING