Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2019; 33(01): 078-080
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1677877
Review Article
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Pharyngeal Reconstruction with Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer

Mofiyinfolu Sokoya
1  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
Arash Bahrami
2  Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
,
Aurora Vincent
3  Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington
,
Jared Inman
4  Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California
,
Moustafa Mourad
5  Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Metropolitan Hospital, New York, New York
,
Raja Sawhney
6  Department of Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida
,
Yadranko Ducic
1  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
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Publication History

Publication Date:
08 March 2019 (online)

Abstract

Reconstruction of pharyngoesophageal defects after total laryngectomies and extirpation of hypopharyngeal and upper esophageal carcinomas presents a challenging task. Goals of reconstruction include adequate voice rehabilitation and restoration of normal swallowing. The reconstructive armamentarium contains many options for reconstruction and creation of a new upper digestive tract. This review article focuses on the most commonly used free tissue transfer options for the reconstruction of these defects, with an assessment of their advantages and disadvantages.

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