Lateral Thorax Perforator Flap

  • He-Ping ZhengEmail author
  • Yong-Qing Xu
  • Jian Lin
  • De-Qing Hu


The lateral thorax perforator flap was located at lateral thoracic part of axillary fossa with the lateral thorax perforator as its axial artery. It was first reported by Boeckx in 1976. This flap could be applied to free grafting, and transposition of the flap could be used for soft-tissue defects of anterior part of homolateral shoulder, upper thoracic part, and also the thoracic and dorsalis part on sides of the flap.


  1. Boeckx WD, De CA, Vanderlinden E. Ten free flap transfers: use of intra-arterial dye injection to outline a flap exactly. Plastic Reconstr Surg. 1976;57(6):716–21.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • He-Ping Zheng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yong-Qing Xu
    • 2
  • Jian Lin
    • 3
  • De-Qing Hu
    • 4
  1. 1.The 900th Hospital of PLAClinical Anatomic CenterFuzhouChina
  2. 2.Orthopaedic DepartmentKunming General Hospital of PLAKunmingChina
  3. 3.Shanghai JiaoTong UniversityXin-hua Hospital (ChongMing)ShanghaiChina
  4. 4.Orthopaedic DepartmentThe First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical UniversityFuzhouChina

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