Flap Selection in Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction
Arunesh Gupta, Amresh S Baliarsing, Tushar S Thorat, Sanchit Garg, Uday Bahat, Diptarka Bhattacharya
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Gupta A, Baliarsing AS, Thorat TS, Garg S, Bahat U, Bhattacharya D. Flap Selection in Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013; 5 (3):14-27.
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Advances in head and neck reconstruction techniques have improved the results in function and the aesthetic outcome. Several flaps with different composition are available for specific reconstruction to achieve optimum result. Sensate free tissue transfer, dental rehabilitation and epiphyseal transfer for pediatric mandible are also now possible to achieve better function. The specific choice of the flap according to the region of defect and important keypoints in harvesting and reconstruction strategy for head and neck cancer are based on our experience in the last two decades.
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