Introduction: Cancer surgery in the head and neck area generally causes a wide defect and usually cannot be closed primarily or by using the surrounding tissue, thus a flap is needed. There are several types of flaps, namely local flaps, pedicle flaps, and free flaps. Although the free flap is currently the gold standard for reconstruction of the head and neck in developing countries, the resources for a free flap in most healthcare center are still lacking, as well as the large number of patients with poor economic and nutritional status. Thus, the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap (PMMF) remains popularly used.
CaseÂ Description: A 46-year-old male patient with squamous cell carcinoma in the neck area, underwent wide excision procedure and the surgical defect was reconstructed with a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap. Â The results of reconstruction with pectoralis major myocutaneous flap were viable, and were functionally and aesthetically acceptable. There are no postoperative complications such as hematoma or abscess observed.
Conclusion: Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap was one of the main and easy to learn modalities for head and neck reconstruction surgery and it was acceptable functionally and aesthetically in situations where free flap could not be performed for one or many reasons.