The Extended Deep Inferior Epigastric Flap: A Spearhead to Charge into the Most Resistant Sites
The epigastric vascular arcade supplies a wide area of the anterior abdominal wall and exhibits a strategic location providing a highly versatile multicomponent flap that can bridge defects from chest to knees (Brown et al., 1975). The vascular tree of this part of the body is a link between the subclavian vessels (via internal mammary and superior epigastric vessels), external iliac vessels (via inferior epigastric vessels) and intercostals (via costomarginal vessels) (Boyd et al., 1984).
KeywordsAnterior Abdominal Wall Rectus Abdominis Inferior Epigastric Vessel Fire Disaster Ipsilateral Knee
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