Material and Patients: An island supraclavicular artery flap was used to reconstruct oncologic, and post burn neck contractures release defects.
Oncologicre section was followed by immediate reconstruction with island supraclavicular artery flap.
Conclusion: Island supraclavicular artery flap with an easy learning curve is a reliable flap.
The triangle for localization of the supraclavicular artery as described by Pallua at the root of the neck was marked (Fig-1).
But we found supraclavicular flap cosmetically acceptable and functionally pleasing results with supraclavicular artery island flap.
The above benefits lead to revival of this conveniently available, supraclavicular artery flap in head, neck, and facial, oral and upper chest region defect coverage.
Lamberty and Cormock in 1979 correctly described the supraclavicular artery as a perforator that arises from the transverse cervical artery in 93% of cases or from the suprascapular artery in 7% of cases10.
The Supraclavicular Artery Flap for Lateral Skull and Scalp Defects: Effective and Efficient Alternative to Free Tissue Transfer.
The fasciocutaneous supraclavicular artery island flap for releasing postburn mentosternal contractures.
Postburn head and neck reconstruction in children with the fasciocutaneous supraclavicular artery island flap.
Supraclavicular artery island flap for head and neck oncologic reconstruction: indications, complications, and outcomes.