J Craniofac Surg 2022 May;33(3):935-938
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MUHC, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Abstract: Patients treated for complex oncological calvarial defects are at a higher risk of severe complications (38%): infection, meningitis, dehiscence, and hardware/brain exposure. The patient cohorts at our center have led to the development of the "U-Turn" technical (UTT) addition of our previously reported turnover "tournedos" myocutaneous latissimus dorsi free flap. This allows for an improved ability to fill these large, round, complex defects, maintaining the safety of our original surgical technique, while improving aesthetic outcomes. Read More