Axial Pattern Flap from the Caudal Superficial Epigastric Artery for the Correction of Surgical Defects Created by the Resection of Tumors or Traumas in Cats and Dogs: 16 Cases (2012-2015)

Jorge L. C. Castro, Rafael R. Huppes, Arícia G. Sprada, Josiane M. Pazzini, Andrigo B. De Nardi, Thayana Neiva de Lima Queiroz, Ana Lúcia Pascoli


The reconstruction of large skin defects originated from the excision of large tumors or trauma may require the use of reconstructive techniques given the possibility of there not being enough skin to cover the skin wound in some situations. Axial pattern flaps from the caudal superficial epigastric artery are skin flaps supplied by a large artery and, therefore, have a larger chance of survival. They are the most versatile flaps for closing defects in the caudal part of the body and may be employed to close defects on the lateral abdomen, sacrum, dorsal pelvis, base of the tail, perineum, penile sheath, inguinal region, proximal pelvic member, knee, shin and metatarsal region in cats. This study aimed at reporting 16 cases of repairs of defects originated from tumoral resection and trauma employing axial pattern flaps from the caudal superficial epigastric artery in dogs and cats.

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