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Table 1 Radial forearm flap

From: Complex reconstructions in head and neck cancer surgery: decision making

Flap size Pedicle length Pedicle diameter Donor site morbidity Patient's position Special considerations
-Length: 12 cm (4-30 cm)
-Width: 5 cm (4-15 cm)
-Thickness: 1 cm
-Bone: Length: 10 cm (6-14 cm), Width: 1 cm (0,7-1,5 cm)
-18 cm (15-22 cm) -3 mm (2,5-3,5 mm) -Cosmetic impairment
-Diminishing blood supply of hand
-Injury of superficial sensory branch of the radial nerve (neuroma)
-Back, arm on hand table, extended to 90 degrees -Constant anatomy
-Allen test