Metastatic spread of floor of the mouth squamous cell carcinoma via pectoralis major myocutaneous flap

F. Badellino, P. Berrino, E. Campora, G. Canavese, A. Galli, G. Margarino, M. Scala, P. L. Santi

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Abstract

In a patient with recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, reconstruction of the floor of the mouth was carried out by transposition of a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap after composite resection. Twelve months after surgery, a chest wall metastasis corresponding to the site of the vascular pedicle was observed. It appears that the lymphatic and hematogenous tumor spread can occur along the vascular pathways of a transposed myocutaneous flap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume38
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Surgery

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