Review of surgical techniques for the reconstruction of the maxillofacial region used in the Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery in Rzeszów
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego
Postoperative reconstruction of tissue loss within the head and neck after extensive resections due to malignant neoplasms or traumas has always been a challenge for maxillo-facial surgeons or ENT physicians. Due to the complex anatomical structure of the head and neck region, every patient requires an individual approach and there is no standard method of management appropriate for all patients. The number of patients treated for malignancy is increasing year by year. The possibility of performing extensive resections in the head and neck region are conditioned by appropriate reconstruction. Aim. The aim of the paper is to present the reconstructive methods used in the Clinical Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, F. Chopin Hospital No. 1 in Rzeszow. A short review of the most commonly used flaps is presented, taking into account their advantages, disadvantages and surgical technique in terms of their usefulness in daily clinical practice.
reconstructive surgery , microsurgery , surgical flaps , cancer of head and neck
European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 15, z. 3 (2017), s. 273–278