The pectoralis major myofascial flap: Clinical applications in head and neck reconstruction

Paul D. Righi, Edward C. Weisberger, Susan R. Slakes, Jeffrey L. Wilson, Kenneth Kesler, Peter B. Yaw

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Abstract

Purpose: The pectoralis major myofascial (PMMF) flap, a simple variant of the pectoralis major myocutaneous (PMMC) flap, has been underemphasized as a reconstructive method in head and neck surgery. Materials and Methods: In the present study, we review our experience using 18 PMMF flaps for a variety of reconstructive purposes in 15 head and neck cancer patients treated at a tertiary care hospital. Twelve of the study patients were undergoing surgical salvage of a recurrent cancer, and 10 had received previous radiation. Results: The overall rate of flap complications in our series was 22%, and the incidence of major flap complications requiring surgical revision was 11%. Conclusion: In our experience, the use of the PMMF flap for a variety of reconstructive tasks in the head and neck has been associated with a high overall success rate with avoidance of some of the limitations of the PMMC flap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-101
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1998

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Myocutaneous Flap
Neck
Head
Tertiary Healthcare
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Reoperation
Tertiary Care Centers
Radiation
Incidence
Neoplasms

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The pectoralis major myofascial flap : Clinical applications in head and neck reconstruction. / Righi, Paul D.; Weisberger, Edward C.; Slakes, Susan R.; Wilson, Jeffrey L.; Kesler, Kenneth; Yaw, Peter B.

In: American Journal of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 19, No. 2, 03.1998, p. 96-101.

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Righi, Paul D. ; Weisberger, Edward C. ; Slakes, Susan R. ; Wilson, Jeffrey L. ; Kesler, Kenneth ; Yaw, Peter B. / The pectoralis major myofascial flap : Clinical applications in head and neck reconstruction. In: American Journal of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery. 1998 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 96-101.
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