Reconstruction of sarcoma defects following pre-operative radiation: free tissue transfer is safe and reliable.

@article{Townley2013ReconstructionOS,
  title={Reconstruction of sarcoma defects following pre-operative radiation: free tissue transfer is safe and reliable.},
  author={William Arthur Townley and Eldon Mah and Anne C O'Neill and Jay S Wunder and Peter Ferguson and Toni Zhong and Stefan O P Hofer},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2013},
  volume={66 11},
  pages={1575-9}
}
BACKGROUND Neoadjuvant radiotherapy followed by surgical resection and soft tissue reconstruction provides the best possibility of achieving superior limb function in soft tissue sarcomas. The aim of this study was to report our experience of free flap microsurgical reconstruction of recently irradiated soft tissue sarcoma defects. METHODS A retrospective study of microsurgical outcome in consecutively treated extremity and trunk sarcoma patients undergoing free tissue transfer between 2007… CONTINUE READING

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