A myocutaneous flap is a type of skin graft consisting of tissue taken from a patient and used on that patient's own body. The graft includes skin and muscle. The pectoralis major is the large fan-shaped muscle of the upper anterior chest wall. Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap is the most commonly used flap by head and neck surgeons due to their familiarity with the anterior chest and because the flap supplies bulk and has high success rates.
This atlas is a concise guide to the use of pectoralis major myocutaneous flap in head and neck reconstruction. Beginning with an introduction to the history of the procedure, the following sections explain its various uses, advantages, disadvantages and limitations. The anatomy of the area is explained with the help of detailed illustrations.
The following sections illustrate every step of the surgical procedure, pre- and post-operative care, and complications, through high quality clinical photographs.
Concise guide to pectoralis major myocutaneous flap in head and neck reconstruction
Detailed explanations on history, uses, advantages, disadvantages and limitations
Surgical anatomy illustrated through high quality diagrams
Clinical photographs explain every step of the procedure
Girish Amlani MS (General Surgery) Mch (Plastic Surgery) Hon Head and Neck Reconstruction Surgeon Jatin Mody MS (ENT) DORL DLO (England) Hon Head and Neck Surgeon Mudit Mittal MS (Otolaryngology) Head and Neck Surgeon All at Nathalal Parikh Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Rajkot, Gujrat, India
Historical Perspective Various Uses of Pectoralis Major Myocutaneous Flap Advantages and Disadvantages Surgical Anatomy Physiological Principles Consent Inclusion Preoperative Pectoralis Major Flap Steps Postoperative Care Complications Summary Color Plates