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Table 2 Lateral arm flap

From: Complex reconstructions in head and neck cancer surgery: decision making

Flap size Pedicle length Pedicle diameter Donor site morbidity Patient's position Special considerations
-Length: 12 cm (5-20 cm)
-Width: 6 cm (3-12 cm)
-Thickness: 1 cm (5-35 mm)
-6 cm (4-8 cm) -1,5 mm (1-3 mm) -Sensory deficit posterolateral arm
-Lateral epicondylar pain
-Scarring
-Back, arm on hand table, extended to 90 degrees -Constant anatomy
-If necessary skin closure by z-plasty or split thickness skin graft