Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : temporal flap


FREE FLAPS IN HEAD AND NECK REGION – LITERATURE REVIEW

Dr.Vijay Ebenezer; Dr. Balakrishnan

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1913-1921

Background: highly defected area or an infected area where required for the reconstruction of the structure .when the local flap or an regional flap are unsupported or insufficient for the reconstruct the area. free flap are used for the reconstruction . the donar and the recipient area are far away from the region of reconstruction . various type of reconstructive free flaps are available in the reconstruction of head and neck region with numerous advantages and disadvantages. The article is an literature review of free flap in head and neck region .
Material and methods: Over 12 articles where selected for review following comprehensive search of the literature from pubmed central.
Conclusion: free flap are used in the reconstruction of the head and neck region the success rate of the free flap are depends on the vitality and the vascularity of the donar and the recepient area will varies from region to region. Successive reconstruction of the recipient site by preventive necrosis therapy .