Venous drainage of the lateral trapezius musculocutaneous island flap.

@article{Goodwin1982VenousDO,
  title={Venous drainage of the lateral trapezius musculocutaneous island flap.},
  author={Wm. J. Goodwin and Gary J. Rosenberg},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology},
  year={1982},
  volume={108 7},
  pages={
          411-3
        }
}
The transverse cervical artery (TCA) and the transverse cervical vein (TCV) form the dominant vascular pedicle for the lateral trapezius musculocutaneous island flap. The experience of others described previously leaves little doubt as to the reliability of this flap. The anatomy of the TCA is such that we have encountered no difficulty in maintaining arterial flow through wide arcs of flap transfer. The TCV, on the other hand, is variable, and maintaining venous drainage may be difficult… CONTINUE READING