Preservation of the contralateral abdominal flap following harvest of unilateral deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap for staged bilateral breast reconstruction


Acartuerk A. O. , PARSAK C. K.

JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, cilt.24, sa.4, ss.247-249, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1055/s-2008-1078689
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.247-249

Özet

Simultaneous bilateral breast reconstruction using two DIEAP flaps is considered as the gold standard. However, the operation is lengthy and requires two plastic surgery teams with high expertise. In cases where the bilateral reconstruction is staged, either another donor area is required or an implant is used, because the unused abdominal tissue is discarded in the first operation.