deltopectoral flap

del·to·pec·to·ral flap

an axial pattern skin flap of the deltoid and pectoral regions, based on the internal mammary vessels.
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They include the tongue flap, (6) the forehead flap, (5) the deltopectoral flap, (15) the palatal island flap, (16) the lateral pharyngeal flap, (17) the jejunal microvascular free flap, (18) and the cheek transposition flap.
Reconstructive experience with the medially based deltopectoral flap.
INTRODUCTION: Deltopectoral flap is a fasciocutaneous type of flap.
So we planned the coverage of defect with deltopectoral flap along with remaining post burn raw area over right upper and lower limb with split thickness grafting.
The deltopectoral flap originated in the beginning of the 20th century.
The deltopectoral flap is particularly useful in patients requiring coverage of the anterior or lateral neck, and provides an excellent match for colour, texture, thickness and hair-bearing to facial skin.
With meticulous flap handling and careful attention to the fascial plane during dissection, the deltopectoral flap has the potential for rates of success of 90% to 95%.
Feng et al [5] reported 34 cases using the extended deltopectoral flap with no flap loss, and in which only two cases required local advancement of skin or skin grafting to complete the closure, yielding a success rate of >94%.
Most common locoregioonal flap done was median forehead flap (27%) followed by deltopectoral flap.
Deltopectoral flap is very suitable for covering of head and neck defects due to similar colour and texture of skin.
Experience with the medially based deltopectoral flap in reconstructive surgery of the head and neck.
Medium and large composite defects require major microvascular reconstructions or sometimes the distant pedicled pectoralis major and deltopectoral flaps depending on the expertise and infrastructure available.