Title

Late Free Flap Failure in Head and Neck Microvascular Patients

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

9-20-2017

Abstract

Introduction:

Microvascular free flaps have become increasingly more common in head and neck reconstruction

Free flap failure in head and neck reconstruction generally occurs within 48 hours postoperatively

  • Most commonly due to vascular thrombosis, venous>arterial
  • Hematoma is second most common

After 48 hours, most commonly caused by infection or mechanical stress around anastomosis

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