Dealing with the non-healing; donor site defect following latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in breast reconstruction

Dealing with the non-healing; donor site defect following latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in... We present two cases of donor site morbidity following immediate breast reconstruction using the extended latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. Early post operative dehiscence occurred in both cases, followed by a prolonged period of expectant and conservative management. Plastic surgical intervention involved exploration and removal of significant epithelial lined cavities and reconstruction using local flaps to solve this complication. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Dealing with the non-healing; donor site defect following latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in breast reconstruction

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-009-0388-6
Publisher site
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Abstract

We present two cases of donor site morbidity following immediate breast reconstruction using the extended latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. Early post operative dehiscence occurred in both cases, followed by a prolonged period of expectant and conservative management. Plastic surgical intervention involved exploration and removal of significant epithelial lined cavities and reconstruction using local flaps to solve this complication.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 1, 2010

References

  • Indications and complications of latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps in oncologic breast surgery
    Apffelstaedt, J

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