Superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flap for reconstruction of limb defects

Isao Koshima, Yuzaburo Namba, Tetsuya Tsutsui, Yoshio Takahashi, Katsuyuki Urushibara, Kiichi Inagawa, Tamiko Hamasaki, Takahiko Moriguchi

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Abstract

The superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator (SCIP) flap differs from the established groin flap in that it is nourished by only a perforator of the superficial circumflex iliac system and has a short segment (3 to 4 cm in length) of this vascular system. Three cases in which free superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flaps were successfully transferred for coverage of soft-tissue defects in the limb are described in this article. The advantages of this flap are as follows: no need for deeper and longer dissection for the pedicle vessel, a shorter flap elevation time, possible thinning of the flap with primary defatting, the possibility of an adiposal flap with customized thickness for tissue augmentation, a concealed donor site, minimal donor-site morbidity, and the availability of a large cutaneous vein as a venous drainage system. The disadvantages are the need for dissection for a smaller perforator and an anastomosing technique for small-caliber vessels of less than 1.0 mm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-240
Number of pages8
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume113
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

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Perforator Flap
Iliac Artery
Dissection
Extremities
Groin
Blood Vessels
Drainage
Veins
Morbidity
Skin

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Superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flap for reconstruction of limb defects. / Koshima, Isao; Namba, Yuzaburo; Tsutsui, Tetsuya; Takahashi, Yoshio; Urushibara, Katsuyuki; Inagawa, Kiichi; Hamasaki, Tamiko; Moriguchi, Takahiko.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 113, No. 1, 01.2004, p. 233-240.

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Koshima, I, Namba, Y, Tsutsui, T, Takahashi, Y, Urushibara, K, Inagawa, K, Hamasaki, T & Moriguchi, T 2004, 'Superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flap for reconstruction of limb defects', Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 113, no. 1, pp. 233-240. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.PRS.0000095948.03605.20
Koshima, Isao ; Namba, Yuzaburo ; Tsutsui, Tetsuya ; Takahashi, Yoshio ; Urushibara, Katsuyuki ; Inagawa, Kiichi ; Hamasaki, Tamiko ; Moriguchi, Takahiko. / Superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flap for reconstruction of limb defects. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2004 ; Vol. 113, No. 1. pp. 233-240.
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