The use of the latissimus dorsi muscle flap obtained endoscopically is a highly effective technique in the reconstruction of partial breast defects immediately after cancer surgery. It is particularly useful when the tumor is located in the upper or outer quadrants. The endoscopic approach offers less associated scarring than the classical technique and minimal anatomical variability compared with the use of thoracodorsal artery perforator flaps. Level of evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 1, 2013
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