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J Hand Surg Br 1999 Oct;24 (5): 542-6. 全文索取
The lateral pectoral flap.

Postgraduate Department of Plastic Surgery, King George's Medical College, Lucknow, India. agarwals@lwl.vsnl.net.in

Abstract
The lateral pectoral flap is a new pedicled flap based on the superficial thoracic artery which arises from the subscapular artery and courses along the lateral border of pectoralis major. The flap consists of skin, subcutaneous tissue and the underlying pectoral epimysium. It has been used successfully to resurface contralateral soft tissue defects over the fingers, thumb and dorsum of the hand in eight cases. The advantages of this flap are that it provides reliable soft tissue cover to the hand, which can be kept in an elevated position resting comfortably on the contralateral pectoral region with the forearm and arm aligned conveniently in the cross-chest position. It does not interfere with clothing and dressing the lower part of the body in contrast to the groin, hypogastric or lower abdominal flaps, and it allows early ambulation. Primary closure of the donor site in the majority of cases is an added benefit.

PMID: 10597928 [ - ]

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