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Nonexpanded Prefabricated Anterior Perforator of Transverse Cervical Artery Flap for Full Facial Reconstruction

Wang, Xian, MD; Wang, Haiping, MD

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: June 2019 - Volume 30 - Issue 4 - p 1206–1207
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005061
Clinical Studies

Background: Prefabricated flap is an important technique to reconstruct facial skin defects. There is no any procedure for full facial reconstruction, and we are the first one to accomplish it.

Methods: Instead of the traditional supraclavicular island flap, we choose nonexpanded flap pedicled by the anterior perforator of transverse cervical artery (ap-TCA) to repair the whole facial deformity.

Results: Nonexpanded prefabricated ap-TCA flap repaired full facial deformity successfully.

Conclusion: Nonexpanded prefabricated ap-TCA flap is one of the best options for male full facial deformity patients.

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Hubei, China.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Haiping Wang, MD, Department of Plastic Surgery, No 1095 Jiefang Avenue, Tongji Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 430074 Wuhan, Hubei, China; E-mail:

Received 19 July, 2018

Accepted 17 August, 2018

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2019 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.