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June 1987

The Bilobed Deltopectoral Advancement Flap

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, and Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Drs Friedman and Grybauskas), and the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School (Dr Toriumi), Chicago.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(6):612-614. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860060038011

• The bilobed deltopectoral advancement flap is a versatile reconstructive option for selected cervical defects. This modified version of Bakamjian's classic deltopectoral flap utilizes thin anterolateral neck skin to cover complex anterior neck defects. It offers the safety of a minimally rotated pedicle to reduce the chance of flap necrosis from kinking, and the convenience of a single-stage procedure. We have used this flap six times in our clinical experience. Typically, the defects were located in the anterior cervical region, and many of them were reconstructed following total laryngectomy and radical neck dissection. There was no incidence of flap necrosis in the patients, including those who had had preoperative irradiation.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:612-614)

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