Semin Plast Surg 2020; 34(03): 131-132
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715156
Review Article

Introduction to “Propeller Flaps”

Marco Pignatti
1  Chirurgia Plastica e Ricostruttiva, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Policlinico Sant'Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italia
Geoffrey G. Hallock
2  Division of Plastic Surgery, Sacred Heart Campus, St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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The editors of this issue of Seminars in Plastic Surgery dedicated to propeller flaps met in 2009 at the “1st Tokyo Meeting on Perforator and Propeller Flaps.” On that occasion, as part of the advisory panel of the meeting, they contributed to the definition and classification of these flaps. Since then, several evolutions and new applications of propeller flaps appeared in the literature. In 2019, the editors met again in Bologna, Italy, where they decided to collect the experiences from prominent authors in propeller flap surgery and provide them to the readers in this monographic dedicated publication.

Publication History

Publication Date:
22 September 2020 (online)

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