volume 40, issue 1, Pe5-e7 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.01.005
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Valentino Valentini, Valentina Terenzi, Andrea Cassoni, Andrea Battisti, Marco Della Monaca, Roberto Malavasi

Abstract: Free flap reconstruction is the treatment of choice after extensive head and neck tumour resection. When treating a patient with a previous disability, such as lower extremity paralysis secondary to poliomyelitis, it is important to offer the best reconstruction whilst preserving healthy extremities. We report the case of a 51-year-old man with a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the right tongue and a left lower extremity paralysis secondary to an acute poliomyelitis during childhood in which reconstruction wa…

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