S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Medicine (의학과) Theses (Master's Degree_의학과)
바깥목정맥 동반 동맥을 혈관경으로 하는 지방근막 피판: 해부학적 연구 및 임상례
External jugular veno-accompanying artery adipofascial flap: an anatomic study and case series
- 의과대학 의학과
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- 서울대학교 대학원
- adipofascial flap ; external jugular vein ; veno-accompanying artery ; veno-accompanying artery adipofascial (VAF) ; venoadipofascial flap
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 : 의과대학 의학과, 2018. 2. 장학.
- Introduction: The veno-accompanying artery adipofascial (VAF) flap is nourished by accompanying vessels near large superficial veins. The authors examined whether the VAF flap can be applied to the external jugular vein.
Methods: Based on anatomic and angiographic studies, we performed reconstructive surgeries using external jugular veno-accompanying artery adipofascial (EJ-VAF) flaps. A retrospective chart review was performed for all patients who underwent this surgery.
Results: The presence of arteries accompanying the external jugular vein was confirmed. The presence of source arteries was also confirmed. These included the occipital, facial, and superior thyroid arteries. All patients had satisfactory outcomes, except for 1 patient who had partial necrosis, which was managed using conservative treatment.
Conclusions: Our anatomic, angiographic studies and this clinical series indicate that the EJ-VAF flap is a reliable and convenient flap. Thus, it is useful in reconstruction of small to medium head and neck defects.