The Application of the Anterior Cervical Flap in Major Head and Neck Surgery

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Abstract

We present a case of a 79-year-old male patient, who was diagnosed with a primary squamous cell carcinoma of the left parotid region that was fungating through the skin and infiltrating the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Clinically and radiologically, the patient was staged as T3 N2b M0. He underwent a near-total parotidectomy with facial nerve preservation in conjunction with a modified radical neck dissection and wide excision of the involved skin to remove all the disease in a monobloc fashion. A regional cutaneous flap, the anterior cervical flap was used for reconstruction of a large surgical defect.

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