A buried reversed radial forearm flap in pharyngeal reconstruction: refinements and monitoring

A buried reversed radial forearm flap in pharyngeal reconstruction: refinements and monitoring Pharyngeal reconstruction can be accomplished in a variety of ways, from pedicled to free revascularized tissue transfers. The use of an extra skin paddle combined with a buried radial forearm flap, which permits long-term postoperative monitoring under direct vision, has been described before. In this study, we monitored nine patients who had undergone pharyngeal reconstruction with a buried reversed radial forearm flap. Our modified technique gave better coverage of the large vessels and a better postoperative neck contour, prevented esophageal leakage and facilitated continuous postoperative patient monitoring, without any significant additional donor site morbidity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

A buried reversed radial forearm flap in pharyngeal reconstruction: refinements and monitoring

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050251
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Abstract

Pharyngeal reconstruction can be accomplished in a variety of ways, from pedicled to free revascularized tissue transfers. The use of an extra skin paddle combined with a buried radial forearm flap, which permits long-term postoperative monitoring under direct vision, has been described before. In this study, we monitored nine patients who had undergone pharyngeal reconstruction with a buried reversed radial forearm flap. Our modified technique gave better coverage of the large vessels and a better postoperative neck contour, prevented esophageal leakage and facilitated continuous postoperative patient monitoring, without any significant additional donor site morbidity.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 22, 2000

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