Pedicle/Interpolation Flaps Workup

Updated: May 15, 2018
  • Author: Michael L Ramsey, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Laboratory studies are usually not necessary before the use of interpolation flaps. Preoperative consultations with physicians about treatment and testing in patients with known bleeding disorders or in those receiving anticoagulant agents are prudent.

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Imaging Studies

Using a Doppler probe may be helpful to accurately identify the location of the supratrochlear artery for a paramedian forehead flap.

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