Contact No: +91-8826373757 | +91-8826859373 | 011-25052216
Email: rakesh.its@gmail.com | editor@innovativepublication.com

IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain


Salvage of free radial artery forearm flap following reconstruction of lower lateral lip: A case report


Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Author Details: Sailesh Kumar Mukul, Veena Singh, Amit Kumar, Ejaz Ahmad Mokhtar, Shweta Pandey

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-5229

Print ISSN : 2581-5210

Article First Page : 116

Article End Page : 119


Abstract

The increasing success rate of free flaps along with their reconstructive advantages have got them into regular practice options in Maxillofacial reconstruction. Although associated complications are inevitable in a percentage of patients, it is good postoperative care and monitoring that determines the success or failure of the reconstruction. With early recognition and prompt intervention salvage of compromised flap is possible. The purpose of this article is to emphasise the importance of keeping low threshold for re- exploration in situation of any suspected failing free flap.

Keywords:
Free Radial Artery Forearm Flap (FRAFF), Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), Supra Omohyoid Neck Dissection (SOND), Lymph Nodes (LN), Internal Jugular Vein (IJV)