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Supraclavicular Artery Flap – A promising versatile Flap: An early Experience

Shaji Thomas, Deepak Janardhan, Sharath K Krishnan, Philip J Kottaram

Citation Information : Thomas S, Janardhan D, Krishnan SK, Kottaram PJ. Supraclavicular Artery Flap – A promising versatile Flap: An early Experience. Int J Head Neck Surg 2016; 7 (4):228-230.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1295

Published Online: 01-08-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).



Reconstruction of major head and neck defects remains challenging for head and neck surgeons . As esthetic expectations are extremely demanding, in terms of colormatch, texture and functional dexterity. Reconstructive options range widely from skin grafts tolocoregional or even free flaps. The need of the hour would be a versatile flap that harbours only the desired characteristics of both local and free flaps.

Materials and methods

Patients requiring local flap reconstruction after excision of the head and neck malignant lesion in our department, were included in the study after informed consent.


Two patients had reconstruction of the extended radical parotidectomy skin defect and one patient had intraoral defect post oncological resection, which were reconstructed with supraclavicular artery flap.


The early experience of using supraclavicular artery flap in three cases of head and neck reconstruction following oncological resection is highly gratifying.

How to cite this article

Janardhan D, Thomas S, Krishnan SK, Kottaram PJ. Supraclavicular Artery Flap – A promising versatile Flap: An early Experience. Int J Head Neck Surg 2016;7(4):228-230.

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