Recent advances in reconstructive surgery: Head and neck reconstruction

Minoru Sakuraba, Shimpei Miyamoto, Yoshihiro Kimata, Takashi Nakatsuka, Kiyonori Harii, Satoshi Ebihara, Ryuichi Hayashi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-565
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Oncology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2013


  • Free flap
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Microsurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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