Anatomical Considerations of Free Flaps

  • L. Bianconi
  • L. Pierotello
  • G. Molteni
  • R. Pellini
  • D. Marchioni


During the years, various authors proposed different classifications of flaps, based on composition, shape, and blood supply. Due to the complexity of reconstructive surgery, it is necessary a comprehensive classification in order to choose the best surgical option for each patient and improve the sharing of best practice among the surgeons.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bianconi
    • 1
  • L. Pierotello
    • 2
  • G. Molteni
    • 3
    • 4
  • R. Pellini
    • 5
  • D. Marchioni
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery DepartmentUniversity Hospital of Verona, AOUI Borgo TrentoVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Department of OtolaryngologyULSS 6 EuganeaCittadellaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity Hospital of Verona Borgo TrentoVeronaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Surgery, Dentistry, Paediatrics and GynaecologyUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  5. 5.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryIRCCS “Regina Elena” National Cancer InstituteRomeItaly

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