Free posterior tibial flap for head and neck reconstruction after tumor expiration.

@article{Ng2008FreePT,
  title={Free posterior tibial flap for head and neck reconstruction after tumor expiration.},
  author={Raymond W. M. Ng and Jimmy Yu Wai Chan and Vivian Mok and William Ignace Wei},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2008},
  volume={118 2},
  pages={216-21}
}
BACKGROUND Similar to the radial forearm flap, free tissue transfer of a fasciocutaneous flap is possible if the septocutaneous perforators of the posterior tibial vessels are preserved. OBJECTIVE The authors report their clinical experience on using the free posterior tibial flap for primary reconstruction of head and neck defects after tumor extirpation. METHODS Eleven patients were included between October of 2005 and March of 2007. Patients' clinical and demographic data were collected… CONTINUE READING
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