Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Oct 26. Epub 2021 Oct 26.
Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China; HungKuang University, Department of Nursing, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China; Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Department of Emergency, Division of Trauma and Critical Care Medicine, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China. Electronic address:
Objective: Free tissue transfer is widely used for head and neck reconstruction. In certain circumstances, vein grafting is required to elongate free flap pedicles to connect them to appropriate recipient vessels. Because of controversy regarding the use of interposition vein grafts in free tissue reconstruction, this paper reports vein graft indications, techniques, safety, and outcomes for head and neck microvascular surgery. Read More