2005, Number 2
Rev Med Hosp Gen Mex 2005; 68 (2)
Use of the cervical dermoplatisma-fascia flap for one-time reconstruction of partial laryngopharyngeal defects. A case report
Huerta-Delgado AD, Llorente PJL, Labra A, Deleyiannis F, Suárez-Nieto C
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ABSTRACTLaryngopharyngeal defects that can not be directly closed due to fistulae or stenosis, may be reconstructed using free or regional flaps. The cervical dermoplatisma fascia flap is a mucocutaneous one, which is well vascularized, and it is elevated during laryngeal and pharyngeal tumors resection. We describe a technique for hypopharyngeal reconstruction with a dermoplatisma facial flap. In patients with parcial laryngopharyngeal defects, this flap should be considered as easy to do in one time alternative, versus a more complex kind of reconstruction.