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October 1934

CHANGES IN CUTANEOUS LOCALIZATION IN A PEDICLE FLAP

Author Affiliations

NASHVILLE, TENN.

From the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and of Psychology, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University.

Arch NeurPsych. 1934;32(4):756-762. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1934.02250100078006
Abstract

Kredel and Evans1 recently reported results of a study of the return of sensation to various types of skin grafts, especially pedicle flaps. In all their cases, however, the original nerve supply to the transplanted skin was severed completely, and consequently there was no instance of "reference" of sensation to its former locus. We have not, in fact, seen a report of a case in which enough of the original nerve supply remained and in which at the same time an adequate shift of locus occurred to produce "false" localizations of this sort.2 In view of the comparative crudeness of localization in all except the very motile parts of the body, the rarity of such a phenomenon is not surprising. The present report is based on the study of a case in which both requirements essential to anomalous localization in such transferred flaps of skin were satisfied, and

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