Pharyngoesophageal reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh flap after total laryngopharyngectomy.

@article{Yu2010PharyngoesophagealRW,
  title={Pharyngoesophageal reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh flap after total laryngopharyngectomy.},
  author={Peirong Yu and Matthew M. Hanasono and Roman J. Skoracki and Donald P. Baumann and Jan S. Lewin and Randal S. Weber and Geoffrey L. Robb},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={116 7},
  pages={1718-24}
}
BACKGROUND : Pharyngoesophageal defects traditionally have been reconstructed using a jejunal or radial forearm flap. In 2002, the authors began using the anterolateral thigh flap for pharyngoesophageal reconstruction, and it has become our preferred method. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical and functional outcomes achieved using this technique. METHODS : The medical records of 91 male and 23 female patients who underwent pharyngoesophageal reconstruction using an… CONTINUE READING