Influence of irradiation and oncologic surgery on head and neck microsurgical reconstructions.

  title={Influence of irradiation and oncologic surgery on head and neck microsurgical reconstructions.},
  author={Thomas Muecke and Andrea Rau and Jochen Weitz and Andreas Ljubic and Nils Rohleder and K. Wolff and David Andrew Mitchell and Marco Rainer Kesting},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  volume={48 4},
Despite the refinement of microsurgical techniques, microsurgical free flap transfer in patients with a history of previous radiotherapy, neck dissection or free flaps remains a challenge in oncologic reconstructive surgery. Previous studies on the prognostic factors for postoperative complications have been largely retrospective and shown conflicting results. Our aim was to design a prospective study to identify negative outcome predictors of free flap surgery in previously treated oral cancer… CONTINUE READING


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