Eur J Plast Surg (2016) 39:79–80 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1136-8 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Does the arrow flap associated with dermal platform really improve long-term nipple projection? 1 2 1 Sara Maxia & Domenico Pagliara & Lidia Dessena & 3 2 Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo & Corrado Rubino Received: 26 May 2015 /Accepted: 5 July 2015 /Published online: 25 July 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Sir, recommend the use of deepithelialized base in order to obtain the stabilization of flap and less nipple projection Reconstruction of nipple-areola complex is the final step loss . In our clinical experience, we evaluate the of breast reconstruction and is often identified by pa- results of a modified Barrow flap^ technique with der- tients as a hallmark of the new breast. Loss of nipple mal platform compared to conventional Barrow flap^ projection is the factor that patients dislike most after (Fig. 1). nipple-areola reconstruction . Several surgical tech- Weretrospectivelyanalyzeddataof16patientsun- niques based on local flaps have been proposed to over- dergoing delayed nipple reconstruction after post- come this issue. Unfortunately, all local flaps have the mastectomy autologous or prosthetic breast reconstruc- same drawback and are associated with a loss in pro- tion. We considered two groups
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 1, 2016
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera