Arch Reconstr Microsurg.  2013 Nov;22(2):74-77.

A Superior Ulnar Collateral Artery Perforator Flap for a Large Defect on the Posterior Upper Arm

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  • 1Department of Plastic Surgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medecine, Seoul, Korea. yesanam2@korea.ac.kr

Abstract

A patient underwent reconstruction of skin and soft tissue using V-Y advancement of a superior ulnar collateral artery perforator flap after resection of the scar tissue on the upper arm. Successful flap healing was observed without complications. The medial side of the upper arm is an ideal donor site because of its thin, elastic, and hairless skin, resulting in a well-hidden scar. The elasticity of the medial side of the upper arm allows primary closure after flap elevation. The superior ulnar collateral artery perforator flap is an option for reconstruction of the upper arm.

Keyword

Perforator flap; Superior ulnar collateral artery

MeSH Terms

Arm*
Arteries*
Cicatrix
Elasticity
Humans
Perforator Flap*
Skin
Tissue Donors
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