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《Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-skull Base Surgery》 2005-01
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Application of pectoralis major myocutaneous flap to reconstruction of defects in head and neck region

ZHENG You-hua, LIAO Gui-qing, ZHANG Zhi-guang, et al. (Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Guanghua School of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510055, China)  
Objective To evaluate the clinical effects of pectoralis major myocutaneous flap to reconstruction of defects in the head and neck region. Methods From May 1998 to October 2003, forty seven pectoralis major myocutaneous flaps were used to reconstruct the defects in the head and neck region after radical tumor resection in forty seven cases. The size of flaps ranged from 5 cm×6 cm to 15 cm×30 cm. Results Forty-four ( 93.6%) pectoralis major myocutaneous flaps survived and the wound healed up well. Three ( 6.4%) partial survived. Conclusion Because of excellent blood supply and abundant tissue, pectoralis major myocutaneous flap fits to reconstruct the defects in the head and neck region.
【CateGory Index】: R730.5
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