Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Versatility of Supraclavicular Artery Pedicled Flap in Reconstruction after Laryngectomy

Shaji Thomas, Deepak Janardhan*, Bipin T Varghese, Shirish Patil and Sandeep Suresh

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Regional Cancer Centre, India

*Correspondance to: Deepak Janardhan 

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Aim: Defects of laryngopharyngeal resections pose challenging situations, when it comes to reconstruction with aesthetic and functional rehabilitation. Though options from local flaps to free flaps exist, even in this era of free tissue transfer; the ideal reconstructive option varies with surgeon’s expertise and infrastructure. Materials and Methods: Patients undergoing laryngectomy in our institution, requiring patch reconstruction of neopharynx, or suture line augmentation or pharyngocutaneous fistula closure were included. Results: A total of six patients were included, two required patch neopharyngeal reconstruction, three neopharynx suture line augmentation and one Persistent Pharyngocutaneous fistula closure. Conclusion: Supraclavicular Artery pedicled Flap is a versatile, reliable and revolutionary flap in the armamentarium of head and neck reconstructive surgeon, when meticulously harvested.


Supraclavicular flap; Neopharynx closure; Local flap


Thomas S, Janardhan D, Varghese BT, Patil S, Suresh S. Versatility of Supraclavicular Artery Pedicled Flap in Reconstruction after Laryngectomy. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;3(1):1084.

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