Arch Plast Surg 2017 Mar 15;44(2):109-116. Epub 2017 Mar 15.
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2014 Jan 15;67(1):e9-17. Epub 2013 Sep 15.
Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen - Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany.
Introduction: Local perforator flaps have become a standard procedure in reconstructive surgery. They allow the transfer of large tissue units with minimal donor-site morbidity. However, clinical studies on flap perfusion changes over time are lacking. Read More
Plast Reconstr Surg 2015 Mar;135(3):491e-497e
Phoenix, Ariz.; and Jacksonville, Fla. From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Arizona; the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix Campus; and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Florida.
Background: The reliability of deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap reconstruction following abdominal liposuction is controversial. The authors' early cases were technically successful; however, they experienced high partial flap loss and fat necrosis rates. The authors sought to compare DIEP flap outcomes in the setting of prior liposuction after the use of intraoperative indocyanine green angiography compared to when flaps were assessed on clinical grounds alone. Read More
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2013 Jan 13;66(1):67-72. Epub 2012 Sep 13.
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Burn Surgery, BG-Trauma Center, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Schnarrenbergstr. 95, 72076 Tübingen, Germany.
Background: While the arterial perfusion of the anterior abdominal wall has been extensively described in the literature, little has been published on the venous drainage of the deep inferior epigastric flap (DIEP). The present study was performed to further clarify the venous drainage of DIEP flap, which remains a common vascular complication of this flap.
Methods: We assessed the efficiency of venous outflow on 19 patients undergoing DIEP flap breast reconstruction, determining relative haemoglobin concentration (rHB) as an indicator of venous congestion. Read More
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2006 6;59(10):1031-6. Epub 2006 Jun 6.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
Perforator flaps are widely used in our unit for breast reconstruction. They provide ample tissue with minimal donor site morbidity together with long lasting aesthetic results. Increasing number of patients may have liposuction procedure which may jeopardise areas such as the abdomen and the buttock which are the donor sites for perforator-free flaps in breast reconstruction. Read More