Trunk Flap Dissection Course
Course TRUNK - Thorax, Abdomen and Back
Course review published in Annals of Plastic Surgery
Dates Monday 8th-Tuesday 9th December 2014
Registration Fee 699 Resident (F1, F2, CT1, CT2, ST3-8)
Fees in GBP (£)
Venue Clinical Skills Centre
Aim and Content of the Course
• Personal step by step raising of the most important trunk flaps for reconstruction in cadavers.
• Indications and examples for surgical applications are demonstrated.
• The advantages and disadvantages of various free flaps are discussed.
Reconstructive surgery and the use of flaps shall remain an area of expertise to surgeons who have an appreciation of the vascular anatomic basis of flaps coupled with the technical expertise of performing these complex flap-raising procedures. This course has been designed to address the needs of those in reconstructive surgery wishing to learn flap dissection of the trunk. The focus of this course lies with practical exercise. The aim is to encourage beginners to start with flap procedures as an additional option in the care of their patients. Advanced surgeons can enlarge their technical scope. The flap dissection course is a unique opportunity for established and budding reconstructive surgeons to learn the latest techniques in reconstructive surgery.
This intensive two day program will allow participants to perform supervised cadaveric dissections and to practice demonstrated flap-raising techniques. Participant numbers are limited so that each participant will have maximum hands-on experience in raising the comprehensive variety of flaps demonstrated. This will allow discussion of commonly used flaps which will also be of benefit to those approaching exit examinations.
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Anterior superior trunk: deltopectoral, pectoral major, pectoralis minor ± intercostal artery perforator (ICAP)
Anterior inferior trunk: transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM), vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous (VRAM), external oblique ± superior inferior epigastric artery (SIEA), superficial circumflex iliac artery (SCIA)
Posterior superior trunk: latissimus dorsi, parascapular, scapular, serratus anterior, trapezius
Posterior inferior trunk: gluteal ± inferior gluteal artery perforator (IGAP), superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP)
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