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Head and Neck Reconstruction

   

  • Houseman ND, Taylor GI, Pan W-R (Univ of Melbourne, Australia)

    The Angiosomes of the Head and Neck: Anatomic Study and Clinical Applications

    Plast Reconstr Surg 105:2287-2313, 2000 





    More than 10 years ago, Taylor and Palmer introduced the angiosome concept. In the angiosome concept of human anatomy, the body is considered to be composed of multiple composite 3-dimensional (3-D) blocks of tissue that are supplied by particular source arteries.



    After infusion with a radiopaque lead oxide mixture, 6 fresh head and neck cadaver specimens were examined.



    Examination included the vascular anatomy of the skin, the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, and the muscles, brain, dura, and bone. 



    After meticulous removal, each layer was photographed, labeled, and mapped with regard to their respective veins and arteries. The successive layers were compared by means of radiologic, subtraction technique. The data obtained were scanned into a computer, analyzed, color coded, and labeled, which produced a 3-D study of the head and neck region with which to identify the respective angiosomes.



    Most of the angiosomes spanned between skin and bone; however, the angiosomes of the vertebral, lingual, and ascending pharyngeal vessels were confined to the deep tissues and had no cutaneous representation.



    Safer incisions and better reconstructive flap procedures can be planned with the data provided in this study.     





 

      

Speciality Spotlight

   

     

Head and Neck Reconstruction
   

  • Houseman ND, Taylor GI, Pan W-R (Univ of Melbourne, Australia)
    The Angiosomes of the Head and Neck: Anatomic Study and Clinical Applications
    Plast Reconstr Surg 105:2287-2313, 2000 


    More than 10 years ago, Taylor and Palmer introduced the angiosome concept. In the angiosome concept of human anatomy, the body is considered to be composed of multiple composite 3-dimensional (3-D) blocks of tissue that are supplied by particular source arteries.

    After infusion with a radiopaque lead oxide mixture, 6 fresh head and neck cadaver specimens were examined.

    Examination included the vascular anatomy of the skin, the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, and the muscles, brain, dura, and bone. 

    After meticulous removal, each layer was photographed, labeled, and mapped with regard to their respective veins and arteries. The successive layers were compared by means of radiologic, subtraction technique. The data obtained were scanned into a computer, analyzed, color coded, and labeled, which produced a 3-D study of the head and neck region with which to identify the respective angiosomes.

    Most of the angiosomes spanned between skin and bone; however, the angiosomes of the vertebral, lingual, and ascending pharyngeal vessels were confined to the deep tissues and had no cutaneous representation.

    Safer incisions and better reconstructive flap procedures can be planned with the data provided in this study.     

 

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