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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2018 ) > List of Articles


Salvage Surgery in Head and Neck Patients: Personal Experience and Case Report

Stefano Dallari

Keywords : Head and neck surgery, Mandibular reconstruction, Oncological resection, Quality of life, Salvage surgery

Citation Information : Dallari S. Salvage Surgery in Head and Neck Patients: Personal Experience and Case Report. Int J Head Neck Surg 2018; 9 (4):124-127.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1358

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Salvage surgery is always a challenging choice and must even more fulfil both oncologic requirements and quality-of-life issues. In head and neck patients, the most important goals are pain relief, preservation of breathing and deglutition, acceptable cosmetic results, and a sufficient quality of the residual life. When surgery is still considered an option, a safe, quick-recovering, and function-saving technique should be chosen. The author's experience and an illustrative case report are described.

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