Mathes and Nahai classification of Fasciocutaneous flaps

Mathes and Nahai is famous for their classification of Muscle and musculocutaneous flaps.This classification of fasciocutaneous flaps by Mathes and Nahai is of historical importance, as the more followed classification is by Cormack and Lamberty.

Mathes and Nahai classification of Fasciocutaneous flaps

Type A

• Direct cutaneous pedicle.
• Examples: groin, superficial inferior epigastric and dorsal metacarpal artery flaps.

Type B

• Septocutaneous pedicle.
• Examples: scapular and parascapular, lateral arm, posterior interosseous flap.

Type C

• Musculocutaneous pedicle.
• Examples: median forehead, nasolabial and (usually) anterolateral thigh flap.

Cormack and Lamberty classification of Fasciocutanous flaps, should be learned along with this.Don’t confuse this classification with Mathes and Nahai classification of Muscle and Musculocutaneous flaps

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