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Transverse cervical vessels as a recipient site for microvascular reconstruction in vessel-depleted necks: a safe option

Published inJPRAS open, vol. 30, p. 6-12
Publication date2021
Abstract

Free flap reconstruction is the gold standard in complex head and neck reconstruction. The branches of the external carotid vessels (ECVs) are considered the most suitable recipients, but they may be unavailable in patients presenting "frozen necks" or "vessel-depleted necks" due to previous treatments. We report our experience using the transverse cervical vessels (TCV) in these situations.

Keywords
  • Frozen neck
  • Microsurgery
  • Reconstruction
  • Transverse cervical vessels
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SCHETTINI, Adriano-Valerio et al. Transverse cervical vessels as a recipient site for microvascular reconstruction in vessel-depleted necks: a safe option. In: JPRAS open, 2021, vol. 30, p. 6–12. doi: 10.1016/j.jpra.2021.06.003
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