Attuale ruolo dei lembi di grande pettorale nella chirurgia della testa e del collo

Translated title of the contribution: Contemporary role of pectoralis major regional flaps in head and neck surgery

F. Bussu, Roberto Gallus, V. Navach, R. Bruschini, M. Tagliabue, G. Almadori, G. Paludetti, L. Calabrese

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Abstract

Countless disadvantages of the “old” pectoralis major have been listed while the amazing versatility of the free flap armamentarium gives the opportunity to suit the defect deriving from virtually every ablative head and neck surgery with a tailored reconstruction. Nevertheless, pectoralis major is still the “workhorse” for head and neck reconstruction in developing countries thanks to its ease of harvest, and minimal requirements in term of instrumentation. Furthermore, even in facilities with a high volume of reconstructions by free flaps, a certain number of pectoralis major flaps is still raised every year. The history, present role and current indications of the most widely head and neck reconstructive procedure ever has been reviewed.

Translated title of the contributionContemporary role of pectoralis major regional flaps in head and neck surgery
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)327-341
Number of pages15
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume34
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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