Major head and neck reconstruction using the deltopectoral flap. A 20 year experience.

@article{Gilas1986MajorHA,
  title={Major head and neck reconstruction using the deltopectoral flap. A 20 year experience.},
  author={T Gilas and Katsumi Sako and Mohamed S. Razack and V. Y. Bakamjian and Donald P. Shedd and P M Calamel},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={152 4},
  pages={430-4}
}
Six hundred seventy-eight deltopectoral flaps were raised in 604 patients, 125 of which were delayed and 215 of which were used in previously irradiated beds. The rate of major flap necrosis was 16.9 percent and the overall rate of complications, 51.4 percent. Delay in creating the deltopectoral flap had no influence on the risk of complications and necrosis, whereas the use of the flap in a previously irradiated bed was associated with a significantly increased risk of major flap necrosis. The… CONTINUE READING

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