Microvascular reconstruction in the vessel depleted neck - A systematic review

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Frohwitter G, Rau A, Kesting MR, Fichter A
Zeitschrift: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2018
Band: 46
Heftnummer: 9
Seitenbereich: 1652-1658
ISSN: 1010-5182


Surgical therapy is the gold standard in head and neck cancer treatment, whereas adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy may be indicated in advanced cases. Frequently, neck dissections, former flap anastomoses and irradiated tissue leave a neck depleted of recipient vessels. If further surgery becomes inevitable the surgeon is faced with a heavily pretreated surgical field asking for highly reliable solutions for microsurgical reconstruction.
From September 2017 until October 2017, a standardised review on the literature of the databases PubMed, Cochrane Library and Web of Science was performed. The primary research led to 1.614 articles, an evaluation by comprehensive content resulted in 26 suitable articles.
Overall, 325 patient cases were included in the study. 112 postsurgical complications were noted (34.5%) and 12 deaths were reported (3.7%). The most common flaps harvested were the anterolateral thigh flap (n = 85, 25.8%), the radial forearm flap (n = 78, 23.7%) and the flaps from the trunk (n = 31, 9.4%). The arteries most frequently used for anastomosis were the internal mammary artery (n = 81; 28%), the transverse cervical artery (n = 46; 15.9%) and the superficial temporal artery (n = 43; 14.9%). The cephalic vein (n = 84; 25.9%), the internal mammary vein (n = 79; 24.4%) and the superficial temporal vein (n = 50; 15.4%) were the most successfully applied veins. (C) 2018 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Kesting, Marco Rainer Prof. Dr. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Zahnmedizin, insbesondere Mund-, Kiefer-, und Gesichtschirurgie
Rau, Andrea
Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgische Klinik

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Technische Universität München (TUM)


Frohwitter, G., Rau, A., Kesting, M.R., & Fichter, A. (2018). Microvascular reconstruction in the vessel depleted neck - A systematic review. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, 46(9), 1652-1658. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcms.2018.05.051

Frohwitter, Gesche, et al. "Microvascular reconstruction in the vessel depleted neck - A systematic review." Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery 46.9 (2018): 1652-1658.


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