Free tissue transfer in head and neck reconstruction

Sebastian Arena, Michael Fritsch, Elias Y. Hill

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With continuing advances in microsurgery, the importance of free flap transfers in reconstruction has increased in every branch of surgery. Several free flaps (both simple and compound) will be described. The transfer of a bulk of tissue by microvascular tissue transfer is a reliable and proven method of reconstruction. The objective for microvascular surgery is to develop techniques of tissue transfer that restore function and improve appearance. There is no greater challenge than reconstructive surgery of the head and neck.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-123
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


  • donor sites
  • functional reconstruction
  • microvascular techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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