PHARYNGOPLASTY IN ADVANCED LARYNGEAL CARCINOMAS : APPLICATION OF PECTORALIS MAJOR MYOCUTANEOUS FLAP AND DELTOPECTORAL FLAP
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Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap (PMMFI and deltopectoral flap (DPFj were used for repair ofpharyngeal defect after total laryngopharyngectomy in advanced laryngeal carcinoma. Ten cases were selected dur ing the period 1994 - 1995 from the national cancer institute (NCI). In sev en cases pharyngoplasty was attempted at the same sitting (primary repair) by the use ofPMMF. While in three cases DPF was used as a sort of secondary repair. After 7months, PMMFwas applied for pharyngeal re pair. The use ofPMMF and DPF as primary and secondary repair was discussed and analyzed as regard indications and follow up.