Use of the radial forearm microvascular free-flap graft for cranial base reconstruction.

@article{Schwartz1999UseOT,
  title={Use of the radial forearm microvascular free-flap graft for cranial base reconstruction.},
  author={Martin S Schwartz and James Cohen and Tracy Meltzer and Michael J. Wheatley and Sean O McMenomey and Michael A. Horgan and J X Kellogg and Johnny B. Delashaw},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={651-5}
}
OBJECT Reconstruction of the cranial base after resection of complex lesions requires creation of both a vascularized barrier to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage and tailored filling of operative defects. The authors describe the use of radial forearm microvascular free-flap grafts to reconstruct skull base lesions, to fill small tissue defects, and to provide an excellent barrier against CSF leakage. METHODS Ten patients underwent 11 skull base procedures including placement of… CONTINUE READING
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