Free Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap in a 6-Month-Old Child for Reconstruction of a Temporal Fossa Defect After Teratoma Resection

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Fried FW, Beier J, Bohr C, Iro H, Horch RE, Arkudas A
Journal: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 82
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 62-63
ISSN: 0148-7043


Abstract

Although free flap reconstruction has already gained widespread acceptance in pediatric patients, little is known about the outcome of free tissue transfer in head and neck reconstruction in pediatric patients. We present a case of a 6-month-old boy with a large volume deficit in the right temporal fossa after resection of a teratoma. This led to a large volume deficit with widely undermined skin margins. Therefore, we provided volume augmentation by microsurgical free latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap transplantation. Intraoperative use of laser-assisted indocyanine green angiography indicated excellent flap perfusion. Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging showed adequate flap perfusion with no signs of flap necrosis. To our best knowledge, this case presents the youngest patient who underwent free flap transplantation in the head and neck region. Our case demonstrates that microvascular surgery can play an important role in particular cases in pediatric oncology, even in very young patients.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Arkudas, Andreas Prof. Dr.
Medizinische Fakultät
Horch, Raymund E. Prof. Dr.
Professur für Plastische Chirurgie und Handchirurgie
Iro, Heinrich Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde


External institutions with authors

Universität Regensburg


How to cite

APA:
Fried, F.W., Beier, J., Bohr, C., Iro, H., Horch, R.E., & Arkudas, A. (2019). Free Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap in a 6-Month-Old Child for Reconstruction of a Temporal Fossa Defect After Teratoma Resection. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 82(1), 62-63. https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000001629

MLA:
Fried, Frederik W., et al. "Free Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap in a 6-Month-Old Child for Reconstruction of a Temporal Fossa Defect After Teratoma Resection." Annals of Plastic Surgery 82.1 (2019): 62-63.

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