What is a deep circumflex iliac artery free flap?
- A deep circumflex iliac artery free flap (DCIA) is an area of tissue and bone taken from the rim of your pelvis.
- It is often used to reconstruct areas in your mouth that require replacement tissue following surgery for head and neck cancer.
- The flap is a living graft. This means blood vessels in the flap are connected to blood vessels in the mouth.