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Head and neck reconstruction 

Head and neck reconstruction
Head and neck reconstruction

Giles Warner

, Andrea S. Burgess

, Suresh Patel

, Pablo Martinez-Devesa

, and Rogan Corbridge

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date: 15 July 2020

General principles 194

Pedicled flaps in head and neck reconstruction 195

Free tissue transfer in head and neck reconstruction 200

Specific advantages and disadvantages of each flap 202

Assessing flap failure 206

Plan resection incisions to avoid the sacrifice of potential reconstructions.

Conserve vital structures if oncologically safe since these can improve the reconstructive effort considerably, e.g. facial artery for anastomosis, lingual nerve for sensation....

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