Pre-expanded Super-Thin Skin Perforator Flaps

Chunmei Wang, Sifen Yang, Lee Li-Qun Pu

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Abstract

Patients with severe postburn scar contractures underwent reconstruction of skin defects after scar excision with pre-expanded super-thin skin perforator flaps supplied primarily by perforators via the “bridging effect” from the branches of the adjacent arteries as 2-stage procedures. Pre-expansion is an innovative technique and may improve the anastomoses between subdermal vascular plexuses and extend the supplying area of these vessels to the flap. Such a flap becomes super thin, but with a prefabricated blood supply it can be used for reconstruction of skin defects of the face, neck, or other body part with improved functional and cosmetic outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-40
Number of pages10
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Perforator Flap
Skin
Cicatrix
Contracture
Human Body
Cosmetics
Blood Vessels
Neck
Arteries

Keywords

  • Crossing-area blood supply
  • Perforator flaps
  • Pre-expansion
  • Pre-fabrication
  • Skin flaps
  • Super-thin flaps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Pre-expanded Super-Thin Skin Perforator Flaps. / Wang, Chunmei; Yang, Sifen; Pu, Lee Li-Qun.

In: Clinics in Plastic Surgery, Vol. 44, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 31-40.

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Wang, Chunmei ; Yang, Sifen ; Pu, Lee Li-Qun. / Pre-expanded Super-Thin Skin Perforator Flaps. In: Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2017 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 31-40.
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