The presence of a Pfannenstiel scar is associated with larger perforator size than controls and no diminution in overall perforator number. As such, a Pfannenstiel scar may in fact aid DIEP flap harvest, a finding consistent with anecdotal outcomes. Level of Evidence: Level III, risk / prognostic study.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 1, 2016
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