Head and neck reconstruction with dorsoradial forearm free flap: a preliminary clinical study


Kuvat S. V. , Karakullukcu B., Hafiz G., Arinct A., Pilanci O., Akoz F.

B-ENT, cilt.5, ss.259-263, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: B-ENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.259-263

Özet

Head and neck reconstruction with dorsoradial forearm free flap: a preliminary clinical study. Problems/Objectives: The most common criticism of the radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is donor site morbidity. Delayed or defected integration of split thickness skin graft (STSG) is the most commonly encountered complication. Defective healing or excessively thin skin coverage of important forearm structures, such as the median nerve and ulnar artery-nerve bundle, places these structures at increased risk of injury. The current study aims to modify the RFFF to utilize a dorsoradial skin island in order to protect the volar tissue aspect of these structures.