Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2014 May 6;2(5):e142. Epub 2014 Jun 6.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan; and Division of Plastic Surgery, Kochi Health Sciences Center, Kochi, Japan.
: Recurrence and complication rates of pressure sores are highest in the ischial region, and other donor sites are needed for recurrent pressure sores. The potential of a new freestyle pedicle flap for ischial lesions, an internal pudendal artery perforator (iPap) thigh flap, was examined through anatomical and theoretical analyses and a case series using computed tomography angiography.Methods
: The skin flap was designed in the thigh region based on an iPap. Read More