Free Tissue Transfer in the Reconstruction of Massive Skin Cancer

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Abstract

Skin cancer arising in the head and neck is a common occurrence. Although the vast majority of these cancers can be treated with simple excision and local reconstruction there is a subset of patients who have massive tumors that require composite tissue resection. These patients are best reconstructed with free tissue transfer. Acceptable functional and cosmetic results can be expected. Long-term survival is excellent in patients who have negative margins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-286
Number of pages8
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009

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Skin Neoplasms
Cosmetics
Neoplasms
Neck
Head
Survival

Keywords

  • Free tissue transfer
  • Reconstruction
  • Skin cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Free Tissue Transfer in the Reconstruction of Massive Skin Cancer. / Wax, Mark.

In: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Vol. 17, No. 2, 05.2009, p. 279-286.

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