Pectoralis major muscle: anatomical features of its arterial supply

Abstract

Despite the extensive use of pectoralis major flaps in reconstructive surgery, certain pectoralis major musculocutaneous flaps may suffer from partial distal necrosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the origin, length, and external diameter of its arterial pedicles to provide an anatomical basis for alternative techniques in reconstructive… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00238-011-0566-1

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