Radial Forearm Flap for Tongue Reconstruction

Authors

  • Rodney Oliver J. Aragon Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Rizal Medical Center
  • Samantha Soriano –Castaneda Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Rizal Medical Center; Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery The Medical City; Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center
  • Joselito F. David Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Rizal Medical Center; Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery The Medical City; Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v23i2.745

Keywords:

radial forearm free flap, tongue reconstruction

Abstract

Objective: To present a case of tongue reconstruction using radial forearm free flap.

Methods:

Design: Case Report

Setting:  Tertiary government hospital

Patient: One

Results: A 52-year- old female with a T3N2cM0 Stage IVa right tongue carcinoma underwent tracheotomy, right hemiglossectomy with modified radical neck dissection type III and extended supraomohyoid neck dissection on the left with radial forearm free flap reconstruction. After 1 month, the radial forearm free flap reconstruction in the tongue had acceptable appearance and good tongue mobility with intelligible speech. The patient did not complain about the appearance and function of the left forearm.

Conclusion: The radial forearm free flap is a viable reconstructive option for tongue defects

especially where a thin, pliable flap is needed. There is acceptable form and functional restoration with minimal donor site morbidity.

Keywords: radial forearm free flap, tongue reconstruction

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Published

2008-12-27

How to Cite

1.
Aragon ROJ, Soriano –Castaneda S, David JF. Radial Forearm Flap for Tongue Reconstruction. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2008 Dec. 27 [cited 2024 Apr. 13];23(2):43-5. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/745