Flap reconstruction of the hypopharynx: a defect orientated approach

@inproceedings{Putten2012FlapRO,
  title={Flap reconstruction of the hypopharynx:
a defect orientated approach},
  author={Lauren Van Putten and Roberto Spasiano and Remcode Bree and Giulia Bertino and C. Ren{\'e} Leemans and Marco Benazzo},
  booktitle={Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di otorinolaringologia e chirurgia cervico-facciale},
  year={2012}
}
The present retrospective analysis evaluated the outcomes of different flap reconstructions for several hypopharyngeal defects in 136 patients who underwent hypopharyngeal reconstruction with a free or pedicled flap after excision of pharyngeal or laryngeal carcinoma.Functional and oncological outcome were the main measures. Nine patients had a type I-a hypopharyngeal defect (partial with larynx preserved), 33 type I-b (partial without larynx preserved), 85 type II (circumferential), 5 type III… CONTINUE READING

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