The mushroom-shaped anterolateral thigh perforator flap for subtotal tongue reconstruction.

@article{Longo2013TheMA,
  title={The mushroom-shaped anterolateral thigh perforator flap for subtotal tongue reconstruction.},
  author={Benedetto Longo and Marco Pagnoni and Germano Ferri and Roberto Morello and Fabio Santanelli},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={132 3},
  pages={656-65}
}
BACKGROUND Reconstruction of a functional tongue with proper motility and sensation after subtotal resection is a demanding procedure. The authors describe the reinnervated mushroom-shaped anterolateral thigh perforator flap for subtotal tongue reconstruction. METHODS Thirteen patients (mean age, 54.8 years; range, 49 to 71 years) diagnosed with T3 and T4 squamous cell carcinomas were allocated prospectively to anterior total mobile (n = 7) or subtotal tongue resection (n = 6). All patients… CONTINUE READING
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