A Comparative Study of Lateral Extension Versus Conventional Deltopectoral Flap in Head and Neck Reconstruction after Surgical Extirpation of Tumor

Mir, M.A. and Yaseen, M. and Khurram, M.F. (2018) A Comparative Study of Lateral Extension Versus Conventional Deltopectoral Flap in Head and Neck Reconstruction after Surgical Extirpation of Tumor. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 80 (2). pp. 130-136. ISSN 01487043

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Abstract

Background We investigated outcomes for nondelayed conventional deltopectoral (CDP) flaps and lateral extension deltopectoral (LEDP) flaps. Material and Methods Fifteen CDP flaps and 17 LEDP flaps were raised in 32 patients. All flaps were nondelayed. The flaps were folded only in the LEDP flap group. Six of 17 LEDP flaps were folded to become bilayered flaps to repair full thickness defects. Flap success rates and complication rates were compared between the CDP flap and LEDP flap groups. Results Success rates were 93.33% in the CDP flap group and 94.12% in the LEDP flap group. Overall complication rates of the transferred flaps were 6.67% and 11.76% for CDP and LEDP flaps, respectively. Flap failure rates were 6.67% and 5.88% with CDP flaps and LEDP flaps, respectively. Conclusions Although the CDP flap is the "aged workhorse" in contemporary head and neck reconstructions, it was shown to be a beneficial regional flap with a dependable pedicle and easy technique. The LEDP flap is of value particularly when used to treat full thickness defects of the head and neck or in cases when higher reach is required.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deltopectoral flap; Head and neck reconstruction; Lateral extension; Nondelayed flap
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Medicine > J.N. Medical College
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2018 06:33
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2018 06:33
URI: http://ir.amu.ac.in/id/eprint/11286

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