Functional results of microvascular reconstruction after hemiglossectomy: free anterolateral thigh flap versus free forearm flap

@inproceedings{Tarsitano2013FunctionalRO,
  title={Functional results of microvascular reconstruction
after hemiglossectomy: free anterolateral thigh flap
versus free forearm flap},
  author={Achille Tarsitano and M. V. VIETTI and Riccardo Cipriani and Claudio Marchetti},
  booktitle={Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di otorinolaringologia e chirurgia cervico-facciale},
  year={2013}
}
The aim of the present study is to assess functional outcomes after hemiglossectomy and microvascular reconstruction. Twenty-six patients underwent primary tongue microvascular reconstruction after hemiglossectomy. Twelve patients were reconstructed using a free radial forearm flap and 14 with an anterolateral thigh flap. Speech intelligibility, swallowing capacity and quality of life scores were assessed. Factors such as tumour extension, surgical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy appeared… CONTINUE READING
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