Recycling delayed perforator flap: deep inferior epigastric artery perforator-based propeller flap from a prior vertical rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap.

@article{Go2011RecyclingDP,
  title={Recycling delayed perforator flap: deep inferior epigastric artery perforator-based propeller flap from a prior vertical rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap.},
  author={Ju Young Go and So Young Lim and Goo Hyun Mun and Sa Ik Bang and Kap Sung Oh and Jai Kyong Pyon},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2011},
  volume={64 9},
  pages={1238-41}
}
This article reports a case of re-elevating a prior vertical rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap as a deep inferior epigastric artery perforator-based propeller flap to cover a recurrent chest wall defect. This case demonstrates that a conventional musculocutaneous flap tissue with a preserved perforator can be recycled as a perforator flap. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING