Postoperative functional investigation of donor site with free anterolateral thigh flaps to reconstruct head and neck defects

Wei Wei Liu, Zhu Ming Guo, Quan Zhang, An-kui Yang, Hao Li, Xue-Kui Liu, Ming Song

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the function of donor site, and provide the theoretical basis for the application of ALT flap in head and neck defects. METHODS: Questionnaire was used to follow up 14 patients with head and neck reconstruction using ALT flaps from November 2004 to May 2008 in Cancer Center of SUN Yat-sen University. The satisfaction of appearance, function of sensation and movement of the donor sites were evaluated. RESULTS: Donor site wounds were primarily closed in all patients without evident early complications. The movement function including walking and going upstairs was not influenced in all patients. A total of 42.9% (6/14) of patients answered satisfaction for appearance, sensation and movement altogether, and 57.1% (8/14) of patients satisfied with the appearance and sensation. Female patients had lower satisfaction in appearance and sensation than male, however there was no significant difference. The donor site appearance was not significantly different among the factors including age, flap area harvested and perforator types. CONCLUSION: The application of ALT flap in reconstruction of head and neck defects influences the function of donor site limitedly, and can be accepted by the patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-49
Number of pages3
JournalChinese Journal of Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Volume18
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 14 2011

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Neck
Head
Tissue Donors
Kinesthesis
Age Factors
Patient Satisfaction
Walking
Wounds and Injuries
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Head and neck neoplasms
  • Quality of life
  • Surgical flaps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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