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.
- reconstruction surgery
- soft tissue surgery
- wound management
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Contributors MS wrote the manuscript. EW identified the case.
Funding The authors declare that there was no funding for this article from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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Data availability statement All data relevant to this case report are included in the article.
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