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Further experience with the lateral arm free flap.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2017499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Our experience with the lateral arm free flap over the last 7 years was reviewed in detail, placing emphasis on the clinical aspects and modifications of the flap. A total of 150 patients have undergone reconstructive procedures with the flap for small to medium-sized defects. This included 18 split flaps, 11 osteocutaneous flaps, 6 with vascularized triceps tendon, 5 neurosensory flaps, and 5 fascia-fat flaps. The donor-site scar was generally acceptable; only 3 patients required scar revision and 15 patients required debulking of the flaps. With use of the split flap for wide defects, tension-free primary closure of the donor site can be achieved. In most cases, a two-team approach may be adopted, thereby increasing the efficiency of this microvascular transfer.
Authors:
J Katsaros; E Tan; N Zoltie; M Barton; Venugopalsrinivasan; Venkataramakrishnan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1991 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-22     Completed Date:  1991-05-22     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  902-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Arm*
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Foot / surgery
Head / surgery
Humans
Leg / surgery
Male
Middle Aged
Surgical Flaps / methods*

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