From the "charretera" to the supraclavicular fascial island flap: revisitation and further evolution of a controversial flap.

@article{Benedetto2005FromT,
  title={From the "charretera" to the supraclavicular fascial island flap: revisitation and further evolution of a controversial flap.},
  author={Giovanni Maria Di Benedetto and Angelica Aquinati and Marina Pierangeli and Alessandro Scalise and Aldo Bertani},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={70-6}
}
Wide tissue defects located on the face and neck area often require distant flaps or free flaps to achieve a tension-free reconstruction together with an acceptable aesthetic result. The supraclavicular island flap surely represents a versatile and useful flap that can be used in case of large tissue losses. Because of its wide arc of rotation, which ensures a 180-degree mobilization anteriorly and posteriorly, the flap can reach distant sites when harvested as a pure island flap. The main… CONTINUE READING

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