Reconstruction of pharyngeal defects with a submental island flap after hypopharyngeal carcinoma ablation.

@article{Wang2012ReconstructionOP,
  title={Reconstruction of pharyngeal defects with a submental island flap after hypopharyngeal carcinoma ablation.},
  author={Wen-Hung Wang and T Hwang and Chia-Hao Chang and Y Lin},
  journal={ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={304-9}
}
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the oncologic and functional results of pharyngeal defect reconstruction using a submental island flap in hypopharyngeal cancer patients. METHODS Functional and oncologic results were assessed in 14 patients based on a retrospective chart review. Speech function grading was as follows: 1 = excellent (>70% intelligibility); 2 = good (40-70% intelligibility), and 3 = poor (<40% intelligibility). Swallowing function score was stratified as 1 = full diet… CONTINUE READING

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