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Zhonghua Zheng Xing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2001 Nov;17(6):339-40.

[The parascapular free flap extended to the inframammary fold].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100041, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report the application of the parascapular free flap extending to the inframammary fold.

METHODS:

The longitudinal axis of the free flap lay curvilinearly from the inframammary fold to the circumflex scapular artery at the trilateral foramen. The largest flap was 32 cm x 11 cm.

RESULTS:

The flap was successfully used in 4 female patients to repair their facial and cervical burn scar. All the flaps survived well.

CONCLUSIONS:

The parascapular free flap extending to the inframammary fold enlarged the range of the flap application. The donor-site scar of the flap is well hidden within the inframammary fold. Thus the unavoidable widening and hypertrophy of the donor-site scar of the traditional-designed parascapular or scapular flap were minimized. This flap will apply to male patients also.

PMID:
11838055
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