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April 1987

Subcutaneous Island Pedicle Flaps

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, New England Medical Center, Boston (Drs Grande and Tomich), and the Department of Dermatology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH (Dr Wentzell).

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(4):514-518. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660280116036

• The subcutaneous island pedicle flap is a useful and reliably successful means of closing small- to medium-sized cutaneous excisional defects. It is especially useful in areas where primary closure could result in distortion of critical features. The technique is conceptually straightforward and offers advantages over skin grafting and transposition flaps. We describe our experience with 60 consecutive, successful subcutaneous island pedicle flaps.

(Arch Dermatol 1987;123:514-518)