Carotid artery reconstruction combined with myocutaneous flap coverage: A complex and durable rescue operation

Gustavo S. Oderich, Jean M. Panneton, Kenneth J. Cherry, Jan M. Hofer, Craig H. Johnson, Kerry D. Olsen, Thomas C. Bower, Audra A. Noel, Peter Gloviczki

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Abstract

Carotid reconstruction combined with myocutaneous flap coverage is a rare and challenging operation. We reviewed our experience to define the indications and outcome of this complex procedure. Clinical data and neurologic, wound, and vascular complications of all patients who underwent carotid artery reconstruction combined with myocutaneous flap coverage over a 17-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Results from this procedure indicate that pectoralis major myocutaneous flap is a safe and durable option for wound coverage in patients who undergo carotid endarterectomy, resection, and/or reconstruction for neck malignancy, previous irradiation or graft infection. Late outcome is favorable with low neurologic, vascular, and wound complication rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-585
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Oderich, G. S., Panneton, J. M., Cherry, K. J., Hofer, J. M., Johnson, C. H., Olsen, K. D., Bower, T. C., Noel, A. A., & Gloviczki, P. (2002). Carotid artery reconstruction combined with myocutaneous flap coverage: A complex and durable rescue operation. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 16(5), 579-585. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10016-001-0280-8