International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part C
Supraclavicular flap: Case report and review of literature
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Sujay Kulkarni, Dr. Aniket Desai and Dr. Swapnil Sabnis
Supraclavicular island flap has a relatively thin skin island tissue and has an arc of rotation close to the head and neck region. Reconstructive procedures of oral cavity, laryngopharyngeal region and cutaneous region of the face can be done with this flap. Patients who are not candidates for micro vascular flaps, this flap can be readily used in head and neck reconstructions. This flap also reserves pectoralis major and deltopectoral flaps as salvage with minimum morbidity.
Apart from distal flap necrosis and de-epithelization, no major failures have been noted in the literature. Also reconstruction adjuvants like, tissue expansion can be used to reconstruct larger defects.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sujay Kulkarni, Dr. Aniket Desai, Dr. Swapnil Sabnis. Supraclavicular flap: Case report and review of literature. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(3):136-139.