Prefabricated flap, providing an excellent color and texture match for the recipient site, has become increasingly popular among surgeons in recent years.
- Guo L.
- Pribaz J.J.
Clinical flap prefabrication.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009; 124: e340-e350
2However, in the current condition, some autologous known vessels with important function have to be sacrificed for flap prefabrication, leading to distinct destruction to the blood circulation of vessel donor site. This study was designed to investigate the feasibility of using simply a segment of superficial vein as the axial vessel of prefabricated flap, meanwhile, the blood circulation characteristics of this type of prefabricated flap was explored preliminarily.
- Jaquet Y.
- Higgins K.M.
- Enepekides D.J.
The temporoparietal fascia flap: a versatile tool in head and neck reconstruction.
Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011; 19: 235-241
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- Clinical flap prefabrication.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009; 124: e340-e350
- The temporoparietal fascia flap: a versatile tool in head and neck reconstruction.Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011; 19: 235-241
- Flap prefabrication in the head and neck: a 10-year experience.Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999; 103: 808-820
Published online: August 17, 2012
© 2012 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.