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An anterolateral thigh flap based on the superior cutaneous perforator artery: an anatomic study and case reports.
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PMID:  17330876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was performed to observe the patterns of the superior perforator artery as a pedicle for an anterolateral thigh flap and report the results of clinical application. The perforator arteries at the anterolateral part of the thigh were observed on 50 lower limbs from embalmed cadavers and the results of 65 clinical cases who received transfer of the anterolateral thigh flap, which adopted the superior perforator artery as the pedicle. This study found that 34 superior perforator arteries presented in 29 of the 50 cadaveric limbs (58%), which might arise from the ascending branch, the transverse branch, and the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery. All flaps of the 65 clinical cases survived postoperatively. Our results showed that the superior perforator artery has a high occurrence and a relative constant location. We thought that it could be adopted as a complement of the conventional perforator artery.
Zhong Chen; Chun Zhang; Jie Lao; Jin-Jun Xing; Min-Xing Zhu; Yang Wu; An-Jun Ma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microsurgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0738-1085     ISO Abbreviation:  Microsurgery     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-19     Completed Date:  2007-06-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309230     Medline TA:  Microsurgery     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Department of Orthopaedics, Jinhua Zhongxin Hospital, Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Forearm Injuries / surgery
Hand Injuries / surgery
Leg Injuries / surgery
Middle Aged
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Surgical Flaps / blood supply*,  pathology

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