Lower Musculocutaneous Flap from the Trapezius Muscle in Reconstructing Extensive Defects of Temporal and Parotid Region of the Head


Authors: M. Almaši
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika otorinolaryngológie a chirurgie hlavy a krku LF UPJŠ a FNLP, Košice prednosta prof. MUDr. J. Kovaľ, CSc.
Published in: Otorinolaryng. a Foniat. /Prague/, 57, 2008, No. 1, pp. 44-48.
Category: Case History

Overview

The lower trapezius island musculocutaneous flap is a reliable, pliable and thin flap with long arc of rotation to reach any defect in the head and neck. Author presents his first experience with this flap in two case reports. He deals with vascular anatomy and provides guidelines for flap harvest. The reasons for flap failure are explained. Disadvantages and limits of the flap use are also discussed.

Key words:
musculocutaneous flap, trapezius muscle.


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