perforator flap

perforator flap

a free flap that is based on vessels that "perforate" or penetrate and traverse a muscle before piercing the fascia to reach the skin. Because the donor vessels have traversed muscle before reaching the fascia, a longer vascular pedicle can be dissected.
See also: fasciocutaneous flap.
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The findings in the peer-reviewed journal present compelling evidence that perforator flap reconstruction is often better than implant reconstruction for women undergoing nipple sparing mastectomy (NSM).
They will feature two live surgical cases: a microvascular perforator flap breast reconstruction and a local perforator flap partial breast reconstruction.
This flap is also used as a perforator flap to save the radial artery.
Gabka and Bohmert (plastic and aesthetic surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich, Germany) include discussion of anatomy, implants, strategy, technologies, and indications, and a section on the perforator flap technique.
Amputation of the diabetic foot can be prevented by surgical reconstruction using an anterolateral thigh perforator flap, according to a 4-year retrospective study reported by Dr.
New content covering microsurgery techniques using a woman's own tissue, such as the stacked DIEP and stacked GAP flaps and the body lift perforator flap surgeries
The disadvantages for both DIEP and TDAP flaps are related to the techniques used in perforator flap dissection.
SAN ANTONIO -- The perforator flap technique offers major advantages over other more popular methods of breast reconstruction following mastectomy, Dr.
The BODY LIFT Perforator Flap (SM) breast reconstruction utilizes a layered DIEP/GAP fat transplant for each breast and is offered to the patient with ample breasts in the setting of bilateral mastectomy when volume preservation and projection are desired, yet the fat deposits in the waist and tummy are minimal.
There are step-by-step instructions for 110 techniques for flap harvesting and fabrication, including perforator flap techniques, as well as descriptions for 39 procedures for exposure to recipient site vessels.
LoTempio for her outstanding paper onthe profunda artery perforator flap (PAP) for breast reconstruction.