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Internal mammary artery perforator flap for head and neck reconstruction.

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Background

    The internal mammary artery perforator (IMAP) flap is a useful modification of the classic deltopectoral flap that has a number of important roles in head and neck reconstruction.

    Methods and results

    In this report, we describe the technique used to plan and raise the flap and demonstrate its use in three different clinical scenarios.

    Results and conclusions

    The IMAP flap is a pedicled fasciocutaneous flap that is based on single or multiple internal mammary artery perforators. As such, it provides thin pliable tissue with a wide arc of rotation that is suitable for cutaneous, pharyngeal and tracheostomal reconstruction. Moreover, the flap is well-vascularised, reliable and the donor site can be closed primarily.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Iyer, N. G., Clark, J. R., & Ashford, B. G. (2009). Internal mammary artery perforator flap for head and neck reconstruction.. ANZ journal of surgery, 79(11), 799-803. doi:10.1111/j.1445-2197.2009.05097.x

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 799

End Page


  • 803

Volume


  • 79

Issue


  • 11

Abstract


  • Background

    The internal mammary artery perforator (IMAP) flap is a useful modification of the classic deltopectoral flap that has a number of important roles in head and neck reconstruction.

    Methods and results

    In this report, we describe the technique used to plan and raise the flap and demonstrate its use in three different clinical scenarios.

    Results and conclusions

    The IMAP flap is a pedicled fasciocutaneous flap that is based on single or multiple internal mammary artery perforators. As such, it provides thin pliable tissue with a wide arc of rotation that is suitable for cutaneous, pharyngeal and tracheostomal reconstruction. Moreover, the flap is well-vascularised, reliable and the donor site can be closed primarily.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Iyer, N. G., Clark, J. R., & Ashford, B. G. (2009). Internal mammary artery perforator flap for head and neck reconstruction.. ANZ journal of surgery, 79(11), 799-803. doi:10.1111/j.1445-2197.2009.05097.x

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 799

End Page


  • 803

Volume


  • 79

Issue


  • 11