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Scapular & Parascapular Flaps

Overview

ClassificationFasciocutaneous flap
Vascular Supply

Circumflex Scapular Artery from the Subscapular Artery from the Axillary Artery 

  • Scapular Flap: Horizontal branch 
  • Parascapular Flap: Vertical branch  
Innervation  

Historical Perspective

1889

Superficial circumflex scapular artery and its branches is first described by C. Manchot 

These were re-described in 1936 by Michael Salmon 

1980Scapular flap is first described by LF dos Santos 
1982The parascapular flap is first described by TM Nassif et al 
1985Combined scapular/parascapular flap is described by I. Koshima et al 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Anatomy

Pre-op Assessment & Planning

Surgical Technique

Post-op Care

Complications

References