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Clinical evaluation of caudal superficial epigastric axial pattern flap reconstruction of skin defects in 10 dogs (1989-2001).

Authors
  • Aper, Rhonda L
  • Smeak, Daniel D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
41
Issue
3
Pages
185–192
Identifiers
PMID: 15870253
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ten dogs with caudal superficial epigastric axial pattern flap reconstruction of extensive skin defects were reviewed. Nine dogs had complete survival of the flap. In one dog, a small area of necrosis occurred near the flap tip. Other complications included seroma formation (n=3), partial incisional dehiscence (n=3), flap edema (n=9), and bruising (n=7). Use of the caudal superficial epigastric axial pattern flap provided full-thickness skin coverage of extensive skin defects of the rear limb and inguinal region, with relatively minor complications that were amenable to conservative management.

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