publication . Article . 2010

Where to find facial artery perforators:\ud a reference point

Ng, Z.Y.; Fogg, Q.; Shoaib, T.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2010
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: India
Abstract
Reconstructive surgery of the midface using facial artery perforator (FAP) flaps is being used more frequently now as it has been reported to provide better aesthetic results and reduce a traditional two-stage procedure to a one-stage technique. Wide acceptance of this approach is limited by poor understanding of the anatomy associated with this technique however. This was investigated through a cadaveric study. The facial artery (FA) of 16 cadaveric half faces were each identified, cannulated with coloured latex, and then dissected to give an accurate and quantified description of FA perforating branches. A lateral view picture of each specimen was taken and an...
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Medical Subject Headings: congenital, hereditary, and neonatal diseases and abnormalitiesdigestive system diseases
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