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Free ascending scapular flap

Annals of Plastic Surgery 28(6): 565-572
Free ascending scapular flap
Four patients with free tissue transfer using ascending cutaneous branches of circumflex scapular vessels are herein presented. The free ascending scapular flap is located on the superior vertical axis, differentiated with the scapular flap horizontally and the parascapular flap vertically designed. The flap is an excellent choice because of easy dissection, a constant artery and venous system, 2- to 3-mm-diameter vessels, and sufficient length of the vascular pedicle. All flaps survived completely with a fairly thin skin. The shoulder donor site could be closed primarily. No functional deficit of the shoulder was observed.

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Accession: 031498479

PMID: 1622038

DOI: 10.1097/00000637-199206000-00012

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