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Pectoralis major flaps: Functional aspects of the repair of oral and oropharyngeal resections

  • D.A. Parker (a1), J. Woodhead (a1), B. Chir (a1) and A.R. Das Gupta (a1)


The use of pectoralis major flaps for reconstruction after oral and oropharyngeal resection in a series of seventeen patients is reported. The applications and complications are described. A post-operative assessment of speech, chewing and swallowing in ten of the patients is reported. The functional aspects of such surgery are discussed.


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David Parker, F.R.C.S. The Ear and Throat Hospital, Edmund Street, Birmingham B3 2HH.


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