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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Mücke, T; Hölzle, F; Loeffelbein, DJ; Haarmann, S; Becker, K; Wolff, KD; Kesting, MR 
Title:
Intraoral coverage of defects with the superficial epigastric fat flap in rats. 
Abstract:
The standard superficial epigastric artery flap has become a reliable model for flap research. The purpose of this study was to design a flap model in the rat, with the possibility of intraoral coverage of defects. A fat flap based only on the medial trunk of the superficial epigastric vessels was generated, raised to the neck, and used for the coverage of a created intraoral defect in 28 Sprague-Dawley rats. Twenty-five epigastric flaps were raised and anastomosed to the neck, and three flaps w...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Microsurgery 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
28 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
538-45 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0738-1085 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie ; Institut für Allgemeine Pathologie und pathologische Anatomie