Microvascular flap reconstruction by otolaryngologists: prevalence, postoperative care, and monitoring techniques.

@article{Spiegel2007MicrovascularFR,
  title={Microvascular flap reconstruction by otolaryngologists: prevalence, postoperative care, and monitoring techniques.},
  author={Jeffrey H Spiegel and Julia K Polat},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2007},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={485-90}
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Microvascular "free flap" transplants have become the preferred method of reconstruction for a great variety of complicated head and neck defects. As recently as 10 years ago, having a microvascular surgeon within a department of otolaryngology was the exception rather than the rule, whereas it is our impression that today most academic programs have one or more microvascularly trained head and neck surgeons. Among microvascular surgeons, postoperative care and management… CONTINUE READING

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