Reconstruction of Large Cervical Necrotizing Fasciitis Defect by Supraclavicular Flap: Case Report.
Reconstruction necrotizing fasciitis by supraclavicular flap
Keywords: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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