International Journal of Clinical Oncology

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 561–565

Recent advances in reconstructive surgery: head and neck reconstruction

  • Minoru Sakuraba
  • Shimpei Miyamoto
  • Yoshihiro Kimata
  • Takashi Nakatsuka
  • Kiyonori Harii
  • Satoshi Ebihara
  • Ryuichi Hayashi
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10147-012-0513-6

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Sakuraba, M., Miyamoto, S., Kimata, Y. et al. Int J Clin Oncol (2013) 18: 561. doi:10.1007/s10147-012-0513-6
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Abstract

Although advances in radiotherapy and chemotherapy for cancers of the head and neck have been remarkable, surgical resection followed by reconstructive surgery is still the mainstay of treatment. Of the reconstructive procedures, microsurgical tissue transfer has been considered the standard method for restoring postoperative functions and morphology. In this review article, we discuss the history of reconstructive surgery for treating cancers of the head and neck, current problems, and future challenges.

Keywords

Head and neck reconstruction Free flap Microsurgery 

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© Japan Society of Clinical Oncology 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Minoru Sakuraba
    • 1
  • Shimpei Miyamoto
    • 2
  • Yoshihiro Kimata
    • 3
  • Takashi Nakatsuka
    • 4
  • Kiyonori Harii
    • 5
  • Satoshi Ebihara
    • 6
  • Ryuichi Hayashi
    • 6
  1. 1.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryNational Cancer Center Hospital EastKashiwaJapan
  2. 2.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryNational Cancer Center Hospital CentralTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryOkayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical ScienceOkayamaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic SurgerySaitama Medical UniversityIruma-gunJapan
  5. 5.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryKyorin University School of MedicineMitakaJapan
  6. 6.Division of Head and Neck SurgeryNational Cancer Center Hospital EastKashiwaJapan

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