Microsurgical reconstruction of the head and neck - Current concepts of maxillofacial surgery in Europe

Kansy, Katinka and Mueller, Andreas Albert and Mücke, Thomas and Kopp, Jean Baptiste and Koersgen, Friederike and Wolff, Klaus Dietrich and Zeilhofer, Hans Florian and H`olzle, Frank and Pradel, Winnie and Schneider, Matthias and Kolk, Andreas and Smeets, Ralf and Acero, Julio and Hoffmann, Jürgen and DÖSAK collaborative group for Microsurgical Reconstruction, . (2014) Microsurgical reconstruction of the head and neck - Current concepts of maxillofacial surgery in Europe. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, 42 (8). pp. 1610-1613.

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Introduction Microvascular surgery following tumour resection has become an important field of oral maxillofacial surgery (OMFS). This paper aims to evaluate current microsurgical practice in Europe. Methods The questionnaire of the DOESAK collaborative group for Microsurgical Reconstruction was translated into English, transformed into an online based survey and distributed to 200 OMFS units with the aid of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (EACMFS). Results 65 complete and 72 incomplete questionnaires were returned. Hospitals from the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Slovenia and Lithuania participated. 71% of contributing centres were university hospitals, 87% out of these perform microvascular tumour surgery at least on a two-weekly base. Overall complication rate was at around five percent. Most frequently used transplants were the radial forearm flap and the fibular flap. The perioperative management varied widely. Success factors for flap survival, however, were uniformly rated, with the surgical skill being the most important factor, followed by the quality of postoperative management. Medication seems to play a less important role. Conclusion Within Europe microvascular surgery is a common and safe procedure for maxillofacial reconstructive surgery in the field of OMFS. While there is a major accordance for the surgical procedure itself and the most frequently used flaps, perioperative management shows a wide variety of protocols with low presumed impact on surgical outcome.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Kopfbereich > Cleft lip and palate surgery (Müller)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Kopfbereich > Cleft lip and palate surgery (Müller)
UniBasel Contributors:Müller, Andreas A.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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