This focused issue on “Microvascular Reconstruction of Head and Neck Oncological Defects—State of the Art” is edited by Dr. Paolo Cariati, from Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Unit; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Albacete University General Hospital, Spain.
This issue is to review the state of the art of head and neck reconstruction with free flaps. We will define advantages, disadvantages, tip and pit fall of each reconstructive microvascular reconstructive recourse for head and neck reconstruction, as well as describing new technology that might help reconstructive surgeons to improve functional and aesthetic outcomes.
Paolo Cariati, MD, PhD
Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Unit; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Albacete University General Hospital, Spain
Dr. Paolo Cariati was born in Cosenza in September 1985 (Italy). He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro (Italy) with a final grade of 108/110 in July 2012. He performed his resident training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves of Granada (Spain) from May 2014 to May 2019.
From the beginning, He was particularly interested in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction. He was awarded as best resident of the Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves de Granada and as the best resident of Spanish Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in June 2019. He worked as fellow in Head and Neck Oncological Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Maryland University Hospital from July 1 2019 to October 16 2019.
He is currently working at Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Albacete University General Hospital. He is particularly focused on Head and Neck oncology and Microvascular reconstruction and He is the first author of more than 20 scientific papers in head and neck oncology and oncological reconstruction published in international journals. Moreover, he published more than 50 scientific papers in all the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Focused issue outline:
- Introduction of the focused issue
- Tip scapular flap for maxillary reconstruction
- Reconstruction of mid face
- Iliac crest free flap. Indications, tips and pitfalls
- Virtual surgical planning for head and neck reconstruction
- Sural free flap. Indications, tips and pitfalls
- Antithrombotic agents in the postoperative period of head and neck microvascular surgery
- Alt free flap. Indications, tips and pitfalls
- Radial free flap. Indications, tips and pitfalls
- Fibula free flap. Indications, tips and pitfalls
- Lateral Arm free flap. Indications, tips and pitfalls
- Skull base reconstruction with free flaps
- Head and neck reconstruction in case of neck depletion vessel
- Free flap Reconstruction for ORN
- Nerve allograft for head and neck reconstruction