Anatomy of Y-shaped configurations in the subscapular arterial system and clinical application to harvesting flow-through flaps.

@article{Kawamura2005AnatomyOY,
  title={Anatomy of Y-shaped configurations in the subscapular arterial system and clinical application to harvesting flow-through flaps.},
  author={Kenji Kawamura and Hiroshi Yajima and Yasunori Kobata and Koji Shigematsu and Yoshinori Takakura},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={116 4},
  pages={1082-9}
}
BACKGROUND A flow-through flap is useful in cases where the recipient artery must not be sacrificed. The aim of this study was to investigate Y-shaped configurations in the subscapular arterial system that can safely be used in harvesting a flow-through flap from the scapular region. METHODS Sixteen dissections of the subscapular arterial system were carried out in eight embalmed cadavers. The origins and external diameters of branches in the subscapular arterial system were recorded. The… CONTINUE READING
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