Locoregional flaps in pediatric anterior skull base surgery

Christopher Pool, Neerav Goyal, Jessyka Lighthall

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Abstract

Management of skull base defects involves the separation of the cranial cavity from the nasal cavity in order to prevent cerebrospinal fluid leak, pneumocephalus, and intracranial infection. The size and location of the defect as well as donor tissue available will determine the type of reconstruction. Reconstruction options include free tissue grafts, locoregional flaps, and microvascular free flaps. In children, the size of potential flaps must be considered as well as the length of the pedicle, as often these differ in children. This article will discuss numerous reconstructive options, focusing on locoregional flaps in skull base reconstruction. In addition to outlining the surgical technique for each type, we will review considerations in pediatric patients for each reconstructive option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-92
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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Skull Base
Pneumocephalus
Pediatrics
Free Tissue Flaps
Nasal Cavity
Tissue Donors
Transplants
Infection
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

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  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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In: Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 30, No. 1, 01.03.2019, p. 85-92.

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