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Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology 1985;1(1):63-74.
Published online October 30, 1985.
Microsurgical Composite Tissue Transplantation in Reconstruction of the Head and Neck Tumor
Suck Joon Oh
마세수술로 복합조직 이식술을 이용한 두경부 종양의 재건
오석준
Abstract
Although regional and myocutaneous flaps are still the standard in head and neck reconstruction. The capacity to transfer distant tissues by microsurgical technique expands the reconstructive surgeon's ability to restore severe deformities of the head and neck. From 1981 to 1985, thirteen patients with extensive defects of the head and neck after extirpative surgery of tumor have been reconstructed utilizing the technique of microsurgical composite tissue transplantation. In this series of patients, six presented with reconstructions in the different region of the head and neck with review of literatures. The results of case analysis are summarized as follows: 1) Transplantation was successful in twelve among thirteen patients (92%). 2) Seven patients presented witn malignancy and six with benign tumor. 3) Frequent sites of reconstruction were face and mandible. 4) Fourteen free composite tissue transplantations for reconstruction of thirteen patients were obtained six different tissue compositions from eight different donor sites. 5) The recipient artery and vein was most often superficial temporal or facial vessels. 6) The average time of operation was ten hours.


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