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Laparoscopic harvest of the gastro-omental free flap for reconstruction after total pharyngolaryngectomy: Operative technique

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Circumferential defects following salvage pharyngolaryngectomy present significant challenges in reconstructive surgery. The gastro-omental free flap has been shown to reduce the incidence of major fistula and catastrophic complications. The current technique for harvest of the flap requires laparotomy, which is potentially associated with significant post-operative complications. Laparoscopic harvest of the gastro-omental free flap can negate some of the risks associated with open surgery. We describe here the operative technique for laparoscopic gastro-omental free flap harvest for use in reconstruction following total pharyngolaryngectomy. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 39: 1696–1698, 2017.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Craig, S. J., Zhang, A., Gardner, T. D., Clark, J. R., & Ashford, B. G. (2017). Laparoscopic harvest of the gastro-omental free flap for reconstruction after total pharyngolaryngectomy: Operative technique. Head and Neck, 39(8), 1696-1698. doi:10.1002/hed.24698

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85020187910

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1696

End Page


  • 1698

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 8

Abstract


  • Circumferential defects following salvage pharyngolaryngectomy present significant challenges in reconstructive surgery. The gastro-omental free flap has been shown to reduce the incidence of major fistula and catastrophic complications. The current technique for harvest of the flap requires laparotomy, which is potentially associated with significant post-operative complications. Laparoscopic harvest of the gastro-omental free flap can negate some of the risks associated with open surgery. We describe here the operative technique for laparoscopic gastro-omental free flap harvest for use in reconstruction following total pharyngolaryngectomy. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 39: 1696–1698, 2017.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Craig, S. J., Zhang, A., Gardner, T. D., Clark, J. R., & Ashford, B. G. (2017). Laparoscopic harvest of the gastro-omental free flap for reconstruction after total pharyngolaryngectomy: Operative technique. Head and Neck, 39(8), 1696-1698. doi:10.1002/hed.24698

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85020187910

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1696

End Page


  • 1698

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 8