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Title Medial saphenous fasciocutaneous and myocutaneous free flap transfer in eight dogs
Author(s) D. A. Degner, R. Walshaw
Journal Veterinary Surgery: VS: The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Date 1997
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 20
End page 25
Abstract Skin defects on the distal extremity (n = 7) or face (n = 1) of eight dogs were repaired using a medial saphenous fasciocutaneous or myocutaneous flap. The cause of the wounds were ablative oncological surgery (n = 4), trauma (n = 3), or radiation burn (n = 1). The flap was removed from the medial femorotibial region, and transferred to the wound bed. The vascular supply to the flap was reestablished via microvascular anastomosis of the medial saphenous vessels of the flap to recipient vessels isolated adjacent to the wound. Three flaps incorporated the distal half of the caudal head of the sartorius muscle to form a myocutaneous free flap. All flaps survived completely. The medial saphenous fasciocutaneous and myocutaneous free flaps were found to be reliable and cosmetically acceptable for repair of skin defects in dogs.

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