Purpose: We here describe our technique of contralateral based cervico-pectoral (CCP) flap for the reconstruction of large neck defect following resection of primary tumour or recurrence particularly due to the lymph node mass. Methods: The study included the patients who underwent major head and neck surgical ablative procedures followed by CCP flap reconstruction between July 2020 and November 2020. Patients were kept on rigorous regular follow-up to evaluate for flap related complications like flap necrosis, flap dehiscence and oro-cutaneous fistula. Among the 5 patients included and presented in the series, 2 patients were salvage cases post adjuvant treatment. Results: Five patients who have undergone head and neck reconstruction using CCP flap were included. No major flap related complications occurred in post-operative period. Conclusion: The CCP flap is simple to perform and reproducible and can be added to the armamentarium for the reconstruction of large upper neck defect following resection of primary tumour or recurrence involving the cervical skin in resource limited setting and in contraindication for microvascular reconstruction. Proper planning, meticulous dissection and adequate release or rotation and tension free closure would provide best outcomes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Oral Surgery