Reconstruction following total laryngopharyngectomy with total glossectomy (TLPTG) is challenging. To reconstruct this extended range of mucosal defect, it is necessary to overcome the remarkable discrepancy of apertures of oral and esophageal sides. We report a case of reconstruction surgery for total laryngopharyngectomy with total glossectomy with a funnel-shaped rectus abdominis musclocutaneous flap. The patient recovered without major complications and could keep a relatively good swallowing function. We believe this simple method should contribute to cases with complicated ablation.
From the *Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Miyagi Cancer Center, Natori, Japan; †Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Miyagi Cancer Center, Natori, Japan; and ‡Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Miyagi Cancer Center, Natori, Japan.
Received for publication June 2, 2017; accepted July 31, 2017.
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Koreyuki Kurosawa, MD, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Miyagi Cancer Center, 47-1 Nodayama Medeshima, Natori, Miyagi 981–1293, Japan, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
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