Update on the supraclavicular flap

Nicholas E. Wirtz, Samir S. Khariwala

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Abstract

Purpose of review The purpose of this study is to describe the supraclavicular flap and its utility in head and neck reconstruction in the context of recent studies. Recent findings Current literature regarding the supraclavicular flap has described its expanded uses in a variety of head and neck reconstructive settings. Its reliability and limited morbidity have been well demonstrated, and it has been cited as a reasonable alternative to other reconstructive options including, in some situations, free tissue transfer. Summary The supraclavicular flap has shown dependability in reconstruction of defects in the head and neck, and it warrants consideration among reconstructive surgeons, especially for circumstances in which free tissue or other pedicled flaps are less than ideal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-444
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

Keywords

  • free flap
  • head and neck reconstruction
  • supraclavicular flap

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