Vaginal reconstruction with the femoral veno-neuroaccompanying artery fasciocutaneous flap

Hideo Nakajima, Nobuaki Imanishi, Satoshi Fukuzumi

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Abstract

The arterial anatomy of the anteromedial thigh was investigated in ten fresh cadavers that had been systemically injected with a lead oxide-gelatin mixture. The arteries accompanying the great saphenous vein and the anterior cutaneous branches of the femoral nerve were found to have branches not only to the cutaneous vein and nerve, but also to the skin. On the basis of the anatomy of these accompanying arteries, a pedicled fasciocutaneous flap containing them was developed consisting of an adipofascial pedicle and a skin island. This flap has been named the femoral veno-neuroaccompanying artery fasciocutaneous flap (the femoral V-NAF flap, the great saphenous-femoral V-NAF flap) and has been applied in three cases of vaginal reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-553
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume52
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct

Keywords

  • Thigh flap
  • Vaginal reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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