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Evaluation of Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System Flap and Fat Graft Outcomes for Benign and Malignant Parotid Disease.
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PMID:  23358951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective(1) To evaluate the effectiveness of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) flap and free fat graft in reconstructing the parotidectomy defect. (2) To evaluate the long-term viability of the free fat graft following parotidectomy for benign and malignant disease, including in the postradiation setting.Study DesignProspective study of consecutive patients.SettingAcademic tertiary care medical center.Subjects and MethodsThirty-one consecutive patients underwent parotidectomy with SMAS flap and free fat graft reconstruction from 2006 to 2012. Data were compiled through a manual chart review.ResultsTwenty-three of the 31 total patients had benign disease, including pleomorphic adenoma, oncocytoma, and Warthin tumor. The 8 remaining patients (9 parotidectomies) underwent surgery for malignant disease, followed by postoperative radiation. The average age was 56 years (range, 16-84 years). The mean follow-up was 22.5 months. Satisfactory volumetric symmetry was achieved in all procedures for benign and malignant disease. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed long-term fat graft viability in the postradiation setting. There was 1 case of Frey syndrome and no cases of unexpected, permanent facial nerve weakness among the patients.ConclusionThe combined technique of SMAS flap and free fat graft is effective for immediate reconstruction of the parotidectomy defect with minimal morbidity and low complication rates. This study demonstrates long-term viability of the free fat graft even in the setting of postoperative radiation.
Bryan T Ambro; Lindsay A Goodstein; Robert E Morales; Rodney J Taylor
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-28
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Title:  Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6817     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8508176     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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