Moving forwards: the anterior supraclavicular artery perforator (a-SAP) flap: a new pedicled or free perforator flap based on the anterior supraclavicular vessels.

@article{Pallua2013MovingFT,
  title={Moving forwards: the anterior supraclavicular artery perforator (a-SAP) flap: a new pedicled or free perforator flap based on the anterior supraclavicular vessels.},
  author={Norbert Pallua and Timm P. Wolter},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2013},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={489-96}
}
Since the original publication in 1997 the supraclavicular island flap (SIF) has evolved and is now a safe and reliable procedure for head and neck reconstruction. The purpose of this communication is to give an overview of the current indications and outcomes. An analysis of the literature shows documented use in over 400 patients. Flap size is around 10 × 30 cm; in the case of pre-expansion the width can be up to 15 cm. In larger case series the major complication rate is <5%. We have… CONTINUE READING

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