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“Facial Reconstruction Complications, Problems, and Pitfalls: A Panel Discussion”

Corey Moore, S. Mark Taylor, Khalid Ansari, Michael Brandt


Objectives:  The management of skin cancers in the head and neck is not without its challenges.  Local flap reconstruction achieves excellent functional and aesthetic outcomes with many options available for most facial defects.  Occasionally, complications, problems, and pitfalls arise in utilizing these local flaps that can lead to stressful operative situations or a challenging recovery for the patient.   This panel of specialist reconstructive surgeons from across Canada invites Annual Meeting attendees to submit their complications or reconstructive challenges to:  These will be reviewed evaluated, reviewed, and discussed by the panel.  Attendees submitting cases may be eligible for Category 3 Royal College Credits.  The focus of the panel will be on constructive discussion and attendees may submit cases anonymously.  This workshop will target common problems applicable to any specialist who manages skin cancers of the head and neck.

Methods: Annual Meeting attendees can submit cases to:  These cases as well as panelist submitted cases will be reviewed and discussed by an expert panel of reconstructive surgeons.  Members of the panel will review the issue presented and the group will discuss the approach they would take in remedying the complication or approaching the challenge.  Audience participation will be encouraged.     The panel will focus on common problems applicable to any Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery practice.

Conclusions:  Managing skin cancers of the head and neck through the use of local flaps is a rewarding endeavour.   This practical workshop will provide some insight and suggestion in navigating common complications and reconstructive pitfalls.  This will provide attendees with the knowledge, understanding, and practical advice to approach these problems in their own practice.

Learning Objectives

Participants will appreciate the common challenges, pitfalls, and complications that can arise in the local flap reconstruction of the head and neck.  Participants will appreciate the considerations and possible solutions in remedying these challenges.   Participants will be better prepared to anticipate common pitfalls, and manage the challenges that can present in their own Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery practice.

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Scheduling Details

This 60 minute presentation is scheduled to take place on June 3, 2019 at 10:30 in the Hall C.

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Corresponding Author: Dr. Michael Brandt

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