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Reconstruction of advance head and neck cancer patients after tumor ablation with simultaneous multiple free flaps: indications and prognosis.
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PMID:  23154330     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: Simultaneous multiple free flaps have become a useful option in head and neck reconstructions. We performed a 10-year retrospective study between 2001 and 2010. There were 58 men and 1 woman. The overall mortality rate was 51.7%. The longest surviving patient is 9 years and 4 months, whereas the shortest surviving patient was 72 days. The mean survival period was 47.1 (6.8) months. Age (P = 0.755) and tumor size (P = 0.115) did not play a major role, but surgical margin, lymph node, and tumor recurrence were significant in patient survival with a P value of 0.026, 0.01, and 0.026, respectively. If wide excision with a margin that can be free of tumor can be performed, lymph nodes are not involved, and this is a primary tumor, then time and effort should be spent in a successful simultaneous multiple free flap reconstruction.
Sou-Hsin Chien; Honda Hsu; Chieh-Chi Huang; Cheng-Yung Lee; Chih-Hung Mark Chiu; Chih-Ming Lin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1536-3708     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  611-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Division of Plastic Surgery, Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Dalin; †School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien; and ‡Division of Otolaryngology, Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Dalin, Taiwan.
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