Free tissue transfers in head and neck reconstruction: complications, outcomes and strategies for management of flap failure: analysis of 2019 flaps in single institute.

@article{Wu2014FreeTT,
  title={Free tissue transfers in head and neck reconstruction: complications, outcomes and strategies for management of flap failure: analysis of 2019 flaps in single institute.},
  author={Cheng-Chun Wu and Pao-Yuan Lin and K. G. Chew and Y R Kuo},
  journal={Microsurgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={339-44}
}
BACKGROUND Free tissue transfer has become the preferred option for complex reconstructions in head and neck cancer ablation. This study reviewed the surgical outcome and analyzed the evolution of microsurgical head and neck reconstruction over 20 years in single institute. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 1,918 patients underwent microsurgical head and neck reconstructions in 20-year period. The surgical outcome and complications among these 2,019 flaps (1,223 anterolateral thigh flaps, 372… CONTINUE READING

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