Subfascial harvest of the extended latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in breast reconstruction: a comparative analysis of two techniques
Plastic and reconstructive surgery | 1 Oct 2013
OA Branford, N Kelemen, CE Hartmann, R Holt and D Floyd
Widespread adoption of the extended latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in breast reconstruction has been limited by donor-site complications. The dissection plane may be either above or below the superficial layer of the thoracolumbar fascia, which may be transferred with the flap or retained on the back skin flaps. The aim of this study was to investigate whether varying the plane of dissection improves donor-site morbidity and complications.
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