Advantages of Local Pedicle Flaps in Soft Palate Reconstruction


In this report, THANC describes the advantages of employing the palatal island flap in conjunction with the lateral pharyngeal wall flap in a single-staged reconstruction of large soft palate defects. Despite advancements in microsurgery leading to the expansion of free tissue transfer, this article demonstrates the importance of utilizing local pedicle flaps in soft palate reconstruction.

William E. Karle, BS, Sumeet M. Anand, MD, MSc, Jason B. Clain, BS, Sophie Scherl, BA, Mark L. Urken, MD, FACS

The Laryngoscope, November 2012

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