Management of salivary fistulas after microvascular head and neck reconstruction
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Salivary Gland Fistula
Aggressive surgical intervention in early postoperative salivary fistulas is usually not necessary, although the treatment plan should be individualized. Bedside debridement and aggressive wound care are adequate in most cases of early salivary fistulas. This approach is not associated with an increased rate of complications.