Anterior cranial base reconstruction using free tissue transfer: Changing trends Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cranial Fossa, Anterior
  • Skull Base Neoplasms
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • In our institution, the use of vascularized, free-tissue transfer has replaced pedicled flaps as the preferred modality for reconstructing complex anterior cranial base defects involving resection of dura, brain, or multiple major structures adjacent to local skull base, including the orbit, palate, and other structures. Complication rates for patients reconstructed with free-tissue transfer techniques is similar to those patients reconstructed by conventional techniques, despite an increase in complexity of resection in this group.

publication date

  • February 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/hed.10179

PubMed ID

  • 12509790

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 89

end page

  • 96

volume

  • 25

number

  • 2