Reconstruction of a large cervical necrotizing fasciitis defect by supraclavicular flap: a case report

Reconstruction necrotizing fasciitis by supraclavicular flap

Authors

  • Klibngern H Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University
  • Ruenmarkkaew D Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University

Keywords:

flap reconstruction, necrotizing fasciitis, supraclavicular flap

Abstract

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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Published

2020-04-01

How to Cite

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H K, D R. Reconstruction of a large cervical necrotizing fasciitis defect by supraclavicular flap: a case report: Reconstruction necrotizing fasciitis by supraclavicular flap. Chiang Mai Med J. [Internet]. 2020 Apr. 1 [cited 2022 Jun. 28];59(2):115-9. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/CMMJ-MedCMJ/article/view/243599

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