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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Patients were treated with fasciocutaneous flap (38 cases, 76%), musculocutaneous flap (5 cases, 10%), or perforator flap (7 cases, 14%) (Figure 1-3).
Therefore she underwent deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction at the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeons explain procedures for perforator flap breast reconstruction.
TRAM) Newer flaps that avoid or use only a part of the rectus musclecalled the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap (DIEP) or muscle-sparing free transverse abdominis myocutaneous flap (msf?
2] defect, which was addressed by means of a fasciocutaneous loco-regional perforator flap, based on the first encountered superior epigastric artery perforator (Figure 6), preoperatively identified through infrared thermal imaging (Figure 7).
Tansatit T, Chokrungvaranont P, Wanidchaploi S, Sanguansit P (2007) The anatomy of the thoracodorsal artery in perforator flap for resurfacing shallow defect.
They will feature two live surgical cases: a microvascular perforator flap breast reconstruction and a local perforator flap partial breast reconstruction.
When a pedicled perforator flap is harvested, the perforator flap harvesting requires the dissection of vessels as small as 0.
The "Gent" consensus on perforator flap terminology: preliminary definitions.
Once the perforator flap is cut, it is than rotated around the identified vascular arteriovenous axis.
Common options include primary closure, skin grafting, local random flaps, muscle flaps and the recently developed pedicled perforator flap.