Technical nuances of commonly used vascularised flaps for skull base reconstruction

I P, Tang and R L, Carrau and B A, Otto and D M, Prevedello and P, Kasemsiri and L, Ditzel and J, Muto and B, Kapucu and C, Kircsh (2015) Technical nuances of commonly used vascularised flaps for skull base reconstruction. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 129 (8). pp. 752-761. ISSN 1748-5460

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Background and Methods: Reconstruction with a vascularised flap provides the most reliable outcome, with postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leak rates of less than 5 per cent. This article aims to review and summarise the critical technical aspects of the vascularised flaps most commonly used for skull base reconstruction. Results: Vascularised flaps are classified as intranasal or extranasal. The intranasal group includes the Hadad–Bassagaisteguy nasoseptal flap, the Caicedo reverse nasoseptal flap, the nasoseptal rescue flap, the posteriorly or anteriorly based lateral wall flaps, and the middle turbinate flap. Extranasal flaps include the transfrontal pericranial and transpterygoid temporoparietal flaps. Conclusion: The Hadad–Bassagaisteguy nasoseptal flap is overwhelmingly favoured for reconstructing extensive defects of anterior, middle and posterior cranial base. Its pertinent technical features are described. However, it is essential to master the skills required for the various extranasal or regional vascularised flaps because each can offer a reconstructive alternative for specific patients, especially when open approaches are needed and/or intranasal vascularised flaps are not feasible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Skull Base; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Surgical Flaps; Pedicled Flaps, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 01:47
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 06:59
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10555

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