Late-onset Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap Failure in Buccal Carcinoma Reconstruction

Authors

  • Daniel Jose C. Mendoza Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
  • Cristina S. Nieves Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
  • Samantha S. Castañeda Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v32i2.99

Keywords:

free flap, , anterolateral thigh flap, microvascular surgery, head and neck reconstruction

Abstract

Objective: To report a case of late-onset anterolateral thigh free flap failure in reconstruction of a defect from excision of buccal carcinoma.

Methods:

Design:           Case Report

Setting:           Tertiary Government Hospital

Participant:   One

Results: Complete flap failure of the anterolateral thigh free flap used for reconstructing the defect from a buccal cancer excision was documented on the 29th post-operative day.

Conclusion:  Late-onset flap failure is mainly non-vascular in etiology. However, flap failure is more likely multifactorial. Frequent follow-up after hospital discharge is recommended to monitor flap viability.

Keywords: free flap, anterolateral thigh flap, flap failure, microvascular surgery, head and neck reconstruction

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Published

2018-07-24

How to Cite

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Mendoza DJC, Nieves CS, Castañeda SS. Late-onset Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap Failure in Buccal Carcinoma Reconstruction. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2018 Jul. 24 [cited 2024 Jul. 17];32(2):47-50. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/99

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