2021 AMI Online Salon

Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Flap Harvest

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Paul Kelly
  • Other Contributors: Albert Fung, Ralph Gilbert
  • Client: Ralph Gilbert & Dr. David Goldstein
  • Copyright: The Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery, 2021
  • Medium/software used:MAXON Cinema4D, Pixologic ZBrush, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve
  • Final presentation format:264 encoded movie available through online website
  • Primary Audience:Otorhinolaryngology surgeons/surgical fellows

Project Description

This animated video, intended for surgical fellows in the field of Ear, Nose and Throat, or ENT, surgery, introduces viewers to the surgical procedure for a thoracodorsal artery perforator flap harvest technique.Resecting tumours of the head and neck may require a skin graft to be harvested from another part of the patient to repair tissue loss. This video highlights the key steps in the harvest of a thoracodorsal artery myocutaneous perforator flap, for a skin flap lying atop the latissimus dorsi muscle. Special attention is given to identification of anatomical landmarks during dissection to prevent injury to the perforator branch supplying the skin flap.The full video can be viewed at http://tvasurg.ca/