Vascular anatomy of the medial sural artery perforator flap: a new classification system of intra-muscular branching patterns.

@article{Dusseldorp2014VascularAO,
  title={Vascular anatomy of the medial sural artery perforator flap: a new classification system of intra-muscular branching patterns.},
  author={Joseph Richard Dusseldorp and Quy J Pham and Quan Ngo and Mark Peter Gianoutsos and Pouria Moradi},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2014},
  volume={67 9},
  pages={1267-75}
}
BACKGROUND The medial sural artery perforator (MSAP) flap is a versatile fasciocutaneous flap. The main difficulty encountered when raising the MSAP flap is in obtaining adequate pedicle length during intra-muscular dissection. The objective of this study was to determine the pattern of intra-muscular course of the MSAP flap pedicle. METHODS 14 cadaveric specimens were dissected and CT angiograms of 84 legs were examined. The intra-muscular branching pattern and depths of the medial sural… CONTINUE READING