Experience with Deltopectoral Flap
Keywords:Neck. Head. Surgical Flaps. Pectoralis Muscles. Head and Neck Neoplasms. Musculoskeletal System. Reconstructive Surgical Procedures. Carcinoma, Squamous Cell. Skin Transplantation.
Deltopectoral flap was utilized in a total of eight cases of soft tissue defects in head and neck region. It included one female and seven male patients. Defects were post ablative, posttraumatic and congenital in nature. Flap did excellent in all cases. The only complication that we came across was extrusion of the underlying mandibular reconstruction plate in two of the cases. Although a staged procedure, in selected cases, this flap may be a good option bringing soft pliable skin to the area with minimum donor site morbidity. Speed, versatility, reliability, convenience and low incidence of complications are the main advantages with this option` present our experience regarding use of this flap in various situations.
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