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Usefulness of the Lower Trapezius Myocutaneous Pedicle Flap for Reconstruction of Third Degree Facial Burn
Journal of Korean Burn Society 2021;24(2):64-67
Published online December 1, 2021
© 2021 Journal of Korean Burn Society.

Jae Hyun Kim, M.D., Jong Min Choi, M.D.1, Chan Min Chung, M.D., Ph.D.1 and Myong Chul Park, M.D., Ph.D.1

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hallym Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea
Correspondence to: 정찬민, 경기도 안양시 동안구 관평로 170길 22 ? 14068, 한림대학교 성심병원 성형외과
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Received October 19, 2021; Revised October 28, 2021; Accepted October 29, 2021.
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Free flap surgery is commonly used for extensive facial burn. However, free flap surgery requires long operation time and difficult technique. Also, it requires further procedure to prepare the recipient vessels. Hence, applying pedicle flap surgery instead of free flap surgery is effective for patients with facial burn. Among a wide range of pedicle flaps, we performed lower trapezius myocutaneous pedicle flap to patients with third degree facial burn and got satisfactory results without complications. Lower trapezius myocutaneous pedicle flap has a wide arc of rotation so that it can cover middle and lower part of the face. Furthermore, it is thinner than other myocutaneous pedicle flap that can be used for facial reconstruction. Due to these advantages, lower trapezius myocutaneous pedicle can be an attractive option for the reconstruction of facial burn.
Keywords : Lower trapezius myocutaneous pedicle flap, Burn, Face

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