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November 1988

Hypopharyngeal Stenosis and Fistulas: Use of the Radial Forearm Flap

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (Drs Delaere, Ostyn, and Tyberghein) and General Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Drs Boeckx and Guelinckx), University Hospital St Rafael, Leuven, Belgium.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(11):1326-1329. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860230120040

• The radial forearm flap is a thin, pliable, and well-vascularized fasciocutaneous flap. The forearm flap is, in selected cases, along with the pediculated regional and distant musculocutaneous flaps, a versatile method for pharyngeal reconstruction. We describe the use of the flap in nine clinical cases of hypopharyngeal stenosis and fistulas. The advantages of this method for hypopharyngeal reconstruction are presented.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:1326-1329)

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