Simultaneous use of a lateral caudal and caudal superficial epigastric axial pattern flap for wound closure in a dog

30 Dec 2019

Simpson, M., Welsh, E.

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A dog presented following a suspected dog bite with a large area of necrotic skin centred over the caudo-dorsal lumbar area extending laterally to the left and right thigh and to the level of the vulva on the right side. This case report describes the successful use of a lateral caudal axial pattern flap (APF) used simultaneously with a caudal superficial epigastric APF to provide complete closure of the wound. Skin flap survival was 100% with no reported complications.