The cutaneous scapular free flap in head and neck reconstruction.

Academic Article


  • Successful surgical reconstruction of complicated soft-tissue defects of the head and neck region has been greatly enhanced by free-revascularized tissue transfers. The scapular free flap has become a favored reconstructive option in our department and has been reported previously for one-stage mandibular reconstruction. This flap can also be transferred as a cutaneous free flap. We present our clinical experience with the fasciocutaneous scapular free flap and review the anatomy, surgical technique, and utility of this versatile flap.
  • Keywords

  • Adult, Aged, Facial Neoplasms, Female, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Humans, Male, Mandible, Middle Aged, Surgical Flaps
  • Author List

  • Sullivan MJ; Carroll WR; Baker SR
  • Start Page

  • 600
  • End Page

  • 603
  • Volume

  • 116
  • Issue

  • 5