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Imaging and Surgical Principles of Perforator Flaps of the Trunk

The Hippocrates’ aphorism of Primum Non Nocere has dictated the ultimate goals of a reconstructive procedure: to restore the normal while achieving both excellent cosmetic and functional outcomes. Despite promising results in bioengineering and vascularised composite allografts,1-6 reconstruction of common defects using autologous tissue remains amongst the most performed procedures.