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Morphometric examination of the free scapular flap.
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PMID:  9180718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study we investigated the clinicoanatomic basis of the scapular flap by morphometric examinations of 42 cadavers. Our findings were as follows: With common-trunk type scapular vessels, the maximal lengths of arteries and veins that could be used for a flap pedicle were 93 and 91 mm. With direct-type scapular vessels, the maximal lengths were 95 and 71 mm. In common-trunk type vessels, the mean internal diameter 2 mm distal from the confluence of the scapular vessel was 2.8 mm for arteries and 3.3 mm for veins. In the direct-type vessels, the mean internal diameter 2 mm distal from the confluence of the circumflex scapular vessel was 1.8 mm for arteries and 3.3 mm for veins. The maximal superoinferior dimension of the scapular graft was 28 mm. The maximal lateral dimension of the scapular graft was 12 mm.
T Shimizu; K Ohno; K Michi; K Segawa; R Takiguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-03     Completed Date:  1997-07-03     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:  1947-53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arteries / anatomy & histology
Axillary Artery / anatomy & histology
Axillary Vein / anatomy & histology
Bone Transplantation / pathology
Middle Aged
Scapula / anatomy & histology*,  blood supply
Surgical Flaps / pathology*
Thoracic Arteries / anatomy & histology
Veins / anatomy & histology

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