2016, Number 1
Otorrinolaringología 2016; 61 (1)
Review of the most commonly used reconstruction methods of surgical defects in the area of head and neck at Hospital Juarez de Mexico
López-Núñez CG, Guerrero-Espinosa D, Del Bosque-Méndez J, García-Rodríguez F
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ABSTRACTHead and neck region has a challenging area for oncologic surgery. Diseases and their treatment can affect a myriad of functions, including sight, hearing, taste, smell, breathing, speaking, swallowing, facial expression and appearance. This review discusses several areas where refinements in surgical techniques have led to improved patient outcomes. These include surgical incisions, neck lymphadenectomy, local flaps, and the use of vascularized free flaps for oromandibular reconstruction.