Cricotracheal reconstruction following external beam radiotherapy for recurrent thyroid cancer

Bruce G. Ashford, Jonathan R. Clark

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Abstract

Tracheal resection for invasive thyroid cancer is well described. Segmental tracheal or cricotracheal resection and reconstruction is an uncommon but established method in the treatment of invasive thyroid cancer. This has seldom been reported in a recurrence following external beam radiotherapy. Radiotherapy compromises healing and predisposes tracheal reconstruction to dehiscence. A fascia-only radial forearm free-flap reconstruction of a segmental cricotracheal resection is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Cricotracheal
  • Radiotherapy
  • Resection
  • Thyroid

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