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, vol.5, no.4, pp.259-263, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: B-ENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-263

Abstract

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.