Skin flaps based solely on vessels perforating an underlying muscle may be transferred as pedicled or free flaps. Numerous such flap territories are described and their advantages/disadvantages outlined.
From the Division of Plastic Surgery, The Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA.
Received September 21, 2006 and accepted for publication October 4, 2006.
David C. Rice, BS, Physician Extender, Sacred Heart, Hospital, Allentown, PA, assisted with the microsurgical procedures.
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