Reconstruction of Large Cervical Necrotizing Fasciitis Defect by Supraclavicular Flap: Case Report.

Reconstruction necrotizing fasciitis by supraclavicular flap


  • Hanpon Klibngern Otolaryngology Chiang Mai University
  • Donyarat Ruenmarkkaew, M.D. Otolaryngology Chiang Mai University


flap reconstruction, necrotizing fasciitis, supraclavicular flap


Cervical necrotizing fasciitis, a severe soft tissue infection characterized by rapidly progressive necrosis of the fascia and subcutaneous tissues at the face and neck area, is a life-threatening condition. The main treatment includes surgical debridement, broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics and controlling the immunocompromised status (1-3). Post-surgical debridement defects on the head and neck area may be significantly extensive and require flap reconstruction.
This case report describes a new application of a supraclavicular flap for reconstruction of a large neck defect resulting from cervical necrotizing fasciitis debridement. The flap is easy to harvest, involves a single-staged operation and has minimal donor site morbidity.


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Klibngern H, Ruenmarkkaew D. Reconstruction of Large Cervical Necrotizing Fasciitis Defect by Supraclavicular Flap: Case Report.: Reconstruction necrotizing fasciitis by supraclavicular flap. Chiang Mai Med J. [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 28 [cited 2022 Jun. 28];59(2):115-9. Available from:



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