Free parascapular flap for head and neck reconstruction

Katherine Fedder, Chetan S. Nayak

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This chapter details the steps in performing a free parascapular flap for head and neck reconstruction. The flap is harvested with descending branch of the circumflex scapular artery providing blood supply; bone harvesting is achieved from tip and dorsal aspect of scapula. Indications, essential steps, postoperative care, possible complications, and operative dictation are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Complex composite defect
  • Head and neck
  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Long head of triceps
  • Osteocutaneous flap
  • Parascapular flap
  • Pedicle flap
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Scapula
  • Teres major
  • Teres minor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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