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Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Dec;69(6):611-5. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e318274a49f.

Reconstruction of advance head and neck cancer patients after tumor ablation with simultaneous multiple free flaps: indications and prognosis.

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Division of Plastic Surgery, Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Dalin, Taiwan.

Abstract

Simultaneous multiple free flaps have become a useful option in head and neck reconstructions. We performed a 10-year retrospective study between 2001 and 2010. There were 58 men and 1 woman. The overall mortality rate was 51.7%. The longest surviving patient is 9 years and 4 months, whereas the shortest surviving patient was 72 days. The mean survival period was 47.1 (6.8) months. Age (P = 0.755) and tumor size (P = 0.115) did not play a major role, but surgical margin, lymph node, and tumor recurrence were significant in patient survival with a P value of 0.026, 0.01, and 0.026, respectively. If wide excision with a margin that can be free of tumor can be performed, lymph nodes are not involved, and this is a primary tumor, then time and effort should be spent in a successful simultaneous multiple free flap reconstruction.

PMID:
23154330
DOI:
10.1097/SAP.0b013e318274a49f
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