Title

Regional Fasciocutaneous Flaps for the Burned Axilla.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-1991

Abstract

The conventional approach for secondary correction of unstable axillary scars or contractures with skin grafting commonly risks failure of adherence and early recurrence of the problem, even in highly motivated patients. Potential early mobilization and the avoidance of postoperative splinting may be advantages of reconstruction with vascularized tissues instead. The local fasciocutaneous flap is advocated as a simple, rapidly elevated, single-staged option that preserves function while correcting these deformities. Although the dorsal thoracic fascial flaps are the most versatile in the axillary region, if they are unavailable or unsuitable, other unspecified but equally robust alternatives from the upper arm or anterolateral chest are similarly efficacious.

Volume

12

Issue

3

First Page

237

Last Page

242

ISSN

0273-8481

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

1885641

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article