This series on “Head and Neck Reconstruction” is edited by Michael W. S. Ho, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Leeds Dental Institute, Leeds, UK.
The aim of this series of articles is not to provide the answers, but to add opinion and hopefully valid data to back up the view of the various contributors. In my experience reconstructive surgery options have not been arrived at after the gold standard of randomised trials but are largely based on opinion which makes the case for such a series of articles as presented here.
Part 1: Surgical outcomes in Head and Neck reconstruction
Postoperative complications in patients undergoing major head and neck surgery requiring free tissue transfer—how do we improve?
Risk adjustment in audit of outcome after head and neck surgery applied to cumulative sum chart methodology to monitor of free flap failure
Lessons learned from the multidisciplinary UK National Flap Registry initiative and plans for the future
Defining success and failure in Head and Neck Reconstruction: is flap survival the ultimate measure?
Part 2: Education and Training in Head and Neck Reconstruction
The impact of volume and surgical throughput on outcomes in head and neck reconstruction: a systematic review
Part 3. Research and Innovation in Head and Neck Reconstruction
The role of a reconstruction subspecialty group in the national surgical specialty association: the journey, experiences and output for the advancement of head and neck reconstruction
An overview of the initiation, development, performance, and current status of UK interspecialty collaboration in training in head & neck surgery: “The UK Head & Neck Training Interface Fellowships—concept and reality ...”
The series “Head and Neck Reconstruction” was commissioned by the editorial office, Frontiers of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Michael W. S. Ho serves as the unpaid guest editor for the special series.