The Ventral ‘L’ Island Flap: A Refined Model for Skin Flap Research

Todd J. Freeman, James Cohen

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• The rat has long been used as an experimental model for obtaining preliminary data in skin flap research. Unfortunately, there has been a great deal of inconsistency both in the experimental design of the skin flaps used in this animal model and in their inherent survival pattern. We have developed a ventral “L” flap based on clear anatomic landmarks that offers a number of advantages over previously described rat skin flaps including a more consistent survival pattern. This flap was elevated in 23 rats, resulting in an average necrosis of 16.7% ± 7.6% 7 days postoperatively. Our article outlines the details of this flap's design and its use. The ventral L flap offers a refined tool for skin flap research in the rat animal model. (Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116:189-190).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-190
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume116
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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Surgical Flaps
Skin
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Theoretical Models
Necrosis
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The Ventral ‘L’ Island Flap : A Refined Model for Skin Flap Research. / Freeman, Todd J.; Cohen, James.

In: Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 116, No. 2, 1990, p. 189-190.

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