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The vascular supply of the cervical skin with reference to incision planning.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Laryngoscope
Publication Date
Volume
85
Issue
4
Pages
714–725
Identifiers
PMID: 1121240
Source
Medline

Abstract

Wound breakdown, especially following preoperative radiotherapy, is a complication following neck surgery. The anatomy of the blood supply of the neck skin, which is an important factor in neck incision planning, was determined by silicone rubber injection studies. Some of the more common incisions interrupt the cervical blood supply, which descends from the facial and occipital arteries and ascends from the transverse cervical and suprascapular arteries, and this is discussed in relation to wound breakdown.

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