Experimental fascial flap model in the dog: Free flap of the dorsal thoracic fascia

Ugurlu K., Ozer K., Huthut I., Ozcelik D., Tatlidede S., Egeman O., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, cilt.19, ss.477-481, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1055/s-2003-44642
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.477-481


For years, various types of fascial flaps have been used in clinical practice; however, there are many unanswered questions regarding their basic physiology, anatomy and histopathologic changes occurring after transfer. Simple and reliable flap models are needed to investigate these questions, but very few of these flap models have been described in experimental animals to date. The purpose of this study was to describe a new reliable fascia flap model in the dog-the dorsal thoracic fascia flap. This fascia is defined as the anatomic layer that contains the blood supply to the scapular and parascapular fasciocutaneous flaps.