Thoracoacromial artery perforator flap: anatomical basis and clinical applications.

TitleThoracoacromial artery perforator flap: anatomical basis and clinical applications.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsZhang Y, Yongjie H, Messmer C, Ong YS, Li Z, Zhou X, Spinelli G, Agostini T, Levin SL, Lazzeri D
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume131
Issue5
Pagination759e-70e
Date Published2013 May
Abstract

Concerns and criticism have been reported on the feasibility and vascular reliability of the thoracoacromial artery perforator flap because of the inconsistent size of the pectoral branch of the thoracoacromial artery and its cutaneous perforators. The authors have investigated its vascular basis through a cadaver dissection and described their clinical experience in the surgical strategy, range of application, and indications for the thoracoacromial artery perforator flap.

DOI10.1128/AAC.00484-13
Alternate JournalPlast. Reconstr. Surg.