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Superior and Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flaps (SGAP and IGAP)

  • Warren M. RozenEmail author
  • Damien Grinsell
  • Jeannette W. Ting

Abstract

The superior and inferior gluteal artery perforators are abundant in the gluteal region.

The identification of the number, location, size and pathways of gluteal perforators by computed tomographic angiography (CTA) technology has revolutionised the way surgeons approach the SGAP and IGAP flaps. The authors discuss the history of the gluteal artery flaps and describe the anatomy of the gluteal region and the SGAP and IGAP vascular pedicles. The clinical applications of these flaps are discussed.

Keywords

Compute Tomographic Angiography Breast Reconstruction Myocutaneous Flap Gluteus Medius Gluteal Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren M. Rozen
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Damien Grinsell
    • 4
  • Jeannette W. Ting
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMonash University, Level 5, E Block, Monash Medical CentreClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Monash University Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Peninsula Clinical School Peninsula HealthFrankstonAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and DentistryJames Cook University Clinical School, Level 1, Townsville HospitalTownsvilleAustralia
  4. 4.Department of Plastic SurgerySt Vincents Hospital MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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