Prevertebral muscle flap for internal carotid artery coverage during oropharyngeal transoral surgery.

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INTRODUCTION Transoral surgical resection is a well-established treatment modality for oropharyngeal tumors. Transoral surgery (TOS) defects infrequently result in exposure of the internal carotid artery (ICA). However, ICA exposure predisposes to carotid artery rupture, an uncommon but potentially catastrophic complication in patients with head and neck… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/lary.26542

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