Management of salivary fistulas after microvascular head and neck reconstruction Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Salivary Gland Fistula

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • September 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.sap.0000221640.23003.07

PubMed ID

  • 16929192

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 270

end page

  • 3; discussion 274

volume

  • 57

number

  • 3