J Reconstr Microsurg 1991; 7(4): 311-316
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1006789

© 1991 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Free, Thinned, Paraumbilical Perforator-Based Flaps

Isao Koshima, Takahiko Moriguchi, Hiroshi Fukuda, Yasuzo Yoshikawa, Shugo Soeda
  • Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kawasaki Medical School and University of Tsukuba, Okayama and Ibaraki, Japan
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Publication History

Accepted for publication 1991

Publication Date:
08 March 2008 (online)


Free, thinned paraumbilical perforator-based flaps, fed by a muscle perforator from the inferior, deep epigastric artery and having no muscle and little fatty tissue components, were used in two cases. This flap provides great advantages in overcoming some of the problems of the conventional rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap.