FlapMap Visual Language System for Vascular Imaging Prior to Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer

Taylor J. Ibelli, Farah Sayegh, Alexander C. Kagen, Peter W. Henderson

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Abstract

Summary: Preoperative vascular imaging has been shown to be beneficial before free tissue transfer procedures, especially for deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction. Although computerized tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiogram are increasingly frequently performed, there is no standardized method for recording, analyzing, and communicating the vast amount of clinically relevant information that is obtained from these tomographic imaging studies. Herein, the authors propose a new visual language system for preoperative imaging called "FlapMap," which allows for the creation of a clinically actionable, easily understood, and easily communicated single image that aids in preoperative planning before microvascular free tissue transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere4351
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jun 2022

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