Future Perspectives of Pre-expanded Perforator Flaps

Lee Li-Qun Pu, Chunmei Wang

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Abstract

Although clinical application of a pre-expanded perforator flap is primarily focused on face and neck reconstructions, such a flap has also been used to reconstruct defects in the trunk, extremities, or hands. With better understanding of the improved blood supply to the flap and the mechanism on the prefabrication of blood supply within the flap, the pre-expanded perforator flap will definitely play a more important role in reconstructive surgery and can be used in selected patients by many plastic surgeons worldwide with good reconstructive and cosmetic outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-183
Number of pages5
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Future perspectives
  • Perforator flaps
  • Pre-expanded perforator flaps
  • Pre-expansion
  • Prefabrication
  • Skin flaps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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