Effect of Botulinum Toxin-A Injected to Muscle Tissue on Perfusion and Survival of Fasciocutaneous Single Perforator-pedicled Propeller Flap in Rats


Zereyak U., KURT ÖZKAYA N. , HASBEK Z.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.37, ss.84-90, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

Özet

Background: In plastic surgery practice, fasciocutaneous single-perforator-pedicled propeller flap is a preferred procedure; however, its survival rate is below than expected, especially in flaps with a big rotation arc. When botulinum toxin-A is injected into the muscle tissue that the perforator pedicle is arisen, the tonus of pertinent muscle can reduce and the blood flow of its perforator pedicle can increase. Therefore this procedure can improve the survival rate of single-perforator-pedicled propeller flap.