Head and neck reconstruction using a combined sternomastoid musculocutaneous external jugular veno-accompanying-artery adipofascial flap

Kazuo Kishi, Hideo Nakajima, Nobuaki Imanishi, Tatsuo Nakajima

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We combined a sternomastoid musculocutaneous (SMC) flap and an external jugular veno-accompanying-artery adipofascial (EJ VAF) flap, for head and neck defect reconstruction. The SMC flap provides a rich arterial flow and the EJ VAF flap good venous drainage, making a reliable flap easy-to-raise combination. The flap took well in two patients requiring head and neck reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-513
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 1



  • Flap
  • Head and neck
  • Sternomastoid
  • Veno-accompanying-artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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