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Reappraisal of the inferior epigastric flap: a new neurovascular flap model in the rat. Plast Reconstr Surg 1996 Sep;98(4):700-5

Date

09/01/1996

Pubmed ID

8773693

DOI

10.1097/00006534-199609001-00016

Abstract

An anatomic, histologic, and electrophysiologic study was carried out in order to determine the distribution and cutaneous sensory territory of the epigastric nerve in the rat. Results for nerve staining (Sihler's method) and electrophysiologic nerve mapping indicate that the neurosome of the epigastric nerve has a different autonomy than the vascular territory of the inferior epigastric artery. Based on these findings, an experimental model for neurovascular free-tissue transfer is proposed.

Author List

Hirigoyen MB, Rhee JS, Weisz DJ, Zhang WX, Urken ML, Weinberg H

Author

John S. Rhee MD Chair, Professor in the Otolaryngology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Abdomen
Animals
Female
Peripheral Nervous System
Rats
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Surgical Flaps
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