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Anatomical variation of the accessory thoracodorsal artery as a direct cutaneous perforator.
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PMID:  22926770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The thoracodorsal artery perforator flap is a versatile flap for the reconstruction of various soft tissue defects. Several anatomical variations of thoracodorsal artery have been described and an "accessory thoracodorsal artery" which has a separate and direct origin from the axillary artery has been reported. In this report, we describe a very unusual direct cutaneous perforator, which ran in a subfascial course above the latissimus dorsi muscle and was found to originate directly from the axillary artery. Based on these findings, surgeons should be aware of the possible existence of this unusual anatomical variation during surgery to avoid missing this perforator. Clin. Anat., 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Authors:
Kyu Tae Hwang; Sang Wha Kim; Youn Hwan Kim
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-2353     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
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