Free gastro-omental flap reconstruction of the complex, irradiated pharyngeal wound.

@article{Carlson1997FreeGF,
  title={Free gastro-omental flap reconstruction of the complex, irradiated pharyngeal wound.},
  author={Grant W. Carlson and Vinod H. Thourani and Mark A. Codner and William J. Grist},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={1997},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          68-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND Reconstruction of the complex pharyngeal wound after radiotherapy presents a surgical challenge. METHODS Evaluation of the gastro-omental flap in the reconstruction of the pharynx and overlying soft tissue after local flap failure. RESULTS A 70-year-old patient underwent a total laryngectomy and radical neck dissection after 70 Gy of external beam radiotherapy for an advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the pyriform sinus. Postoperatively, a large pharyngocutaneous fistula… CONTINUE READING
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