Can skin islands of free muscle flaps be used as pedicled perforator flaps years after free flap transfer?

Can skin islands of free muscle flaps be used as pedicled perforator flaps years after free flap... Free muscle flaps are sometimes raised with skin islands which are vascularized with a perforator of the pedicle. In this case, the skin island used for monitorization of a free latissimus dorsi (LD) flap was raised as a pedicled perforator flap to cover a defect secondary to contracture release 1 year after free tissue transfer. We present a case of a 3-year-old child who presented with a left foot defect that was reconstructed with a musculocutaneous LD flap. One year after initial surgery, a contracture of the great toe was released and reconstructed with a perforator flap harvested from the original musculocutaneous flap. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Can skin islands of free muscle flaps be used as pedicled perforator flaps years after free flap transfer?

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-011-0649-z
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Abstract

Free muscle flaps are sometimes raised with skin islands which are vascularized with a perforator of the pedicle. In this case, the skin island used for monitorization of a free latissimus dorsi (LD) flap was raised as a pedicled perforator flap to cover a defect secondary to contracture release 1 year after free tissue transfer. We present a case of a 3-year-old child who presented with a left foot defect that was reconstructed with a musculocutaneous LD flap. One year after initial surgery, a contracture of the great toe was released and reconstructed with a perforator flap harvested from the original musculocutaneous flap.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 2012

References

  • Backup perforator flap derived from a previously transferred musculocutaneous free flap
    Topalan, M; Guven, E; Demirtas, Y

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