Reconstruction of the scalp and cranium using multiple free-tissue transfers following recurrent basal cell carcinoma

Peter Anderson, M. Ragbir, R. B. Berry, N. R. McLean

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It is well-recognised that recurrent disease can occur following surgery for malignancy in the head and neck region. This is particularly true of basal cell carcinoma in which recurrences may occur over many years and despite the use of different treatment modalities. Reconstruction of large defects may become increasingly difficult and can be optimally managed by free tissue transfer. The authors report a case of basal cell carcinoma that has required treatment for over 20 years, unique in that on five different occasions, free flaps have been used for reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery

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