Nasoseptal flap reconstruction after oropharyngeal cancer resection: A case report

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Abstract

Rationale:

The nasoseptal flap has been widely used to reconstruct skull base defects with excellent success rates. Recently, there were several attempts to use this flap for other defects. Patient concerns: We present the case of the nasoseptal flap reconstruction after oropharyngeal cancer resection.

Diagnosis:

The diagnosis of this patient was oropharyngeal T3 squamous cell carcinoma.

Interventions:

The surgical resection included the right radical tonsillectomy, uvular, and part of the soft palate and hard palate. The nasoseptal flap was sutured to the oropharyngeal defect.

Outcomes:

In spite of the radiation therapy, the nasoseptal flap was well healed to the oropharyngeal defect.

Lessons:

We suggest that the nasoseptal flap may be a feasible reconstruction option for oropharyngeal defect after oropharyngeal cancer resection.

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