Vertical partial laryngectomy with temporoparietal free flap reconstruction for recurrent laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma: technique and long-term outcomes.

@article{Gilbert2012VerticalPL,
  title={Vertical partial laryngectomy with temporoparietal free flap reconstruction for recurrent laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma: technique and long-term outcomes.},
  author={Ralph W. Gilbert and D Goldstein and Jennifer P Guillemaud and Rajan Patel and Kevin Higgins and Danny J. Enepekides},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={138 5},
  pages={484-91}
}
OBJECTIVES To present a technique for reconstruction of the vertical partial laryngectomy defect using a vascularized carrier consisting of a temporoparietal free flap, cartilage graft, and buccal mucosal graft; to evaluate the oncologic outcomes with respect to locoregional control and overall survival; and to provide an assessment of patient quality of life and functional outcomes. DESIGN Retrospective medical record review and prospective cross-sectional analysis of functional outcomes… CONTINUE READING