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October 1979

The Omocervical Flap

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor. Dr Gilmore is now at the Martin Luther King Jr Hospital and the Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(10):589-592. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790220023005

• The omocervical flap is recommended for replacement of neck skin involved with malignancy or radionecrosis, carotid artery protection, or closure of pharyngostomes. The flap is very strong and reliable. It has a permanent pedicle and can be turned without delay. It will reach beyond the midline. By using appropriate lateral positioning of the patient, neck surgery and flap transfer can be accomplished with minimum difficulty. This flap is recommended as an excellent functional and cosmetic flap for neck reconstruction.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:589-592, 1979)

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