AXILLARY FLANK FOLD FLAP
The axillary flank fold flap is considered a type of subdermal plexus flap (similar to a transposition flap), although there is some debate as to whether these are actually axial pattern flaps. Survival of subdermal plexus flaps depends on the deep or subdermal plexus entering the base of the flap, which in turn are supplied by the terminal branches of the direct cutaneous vessels. The axillary flank fold flap involves U-shaped incisions over the axillary flank fold on the caudal aspect of the upper thoracic limb. The base of an axillary flank fold flap can be located distally (for reconstruction of antebrachial wounds) or proximally (for reconstruction of sternal wounds).
Case 1 - Elbow Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Case 2 - Antebrachial Mast Cell Tumor
Case 3 - Elbow Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Case 4 - Elbow Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Case 5 - Antebrachial Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Last updated on 6th March 2017