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Cricotracheal reconstruction following external beam radiotherapy for recurrent thyroid cancer.

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Tracheal resection for invasive thyroid cancer is well described. Segmental tracheal or cricotracheal resection and reconstruction is an uncommon but established method in the treatment of invasive thyroid cancer. This has seldom been reported in a recurrence following external beam radiotherapy. Radiotherapy compromises healing and predisposes tracheal reconstruction to dehiscence. A fascia-only radial forearm free-flap reconstruction of a segmental cricotracheal resection is described.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Ashford, B. G., & Clark, J. R. (2009). Cricotracheal reconstruction following external beam radiotherapy for recurrent thyroid cancer.. ANZ journal of surgery, 79(4), 271-274. doi:10.1111/j.1445-2197.2009.04858.x

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 271

End Page


  • 274

Volume


  • 79

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • Tracheal resection for invasive thyroid cancer is well described. Segmental tracheal or cricotracheal resection and reconstruction is an uncommon but established method in the treatment of invasive thyroid cancer. This has seldom been reported in a recurrence following external beam radiotherapy. Radiotherapy compromises healing and predisposes tracheal reconstruction to dehiscence. A fascia-only radial forearm free-flap reconstruction of a segmental cricotracheal resection is described.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Ashford, B. G., & Clark, J. R. (2009). Cricotracheal reconstruction following external beam radiotherapy for recurrent thyroid cancer.. ANZ journal of surgery, 79(4), 271-274. doi:10.1111/j.1445-2197.2009.04858.x

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 271

End Page


  • 274

Volume


  • 79

Issue


  • 4