A Simple Flap Design for the Salvage of Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction.


Yazar S., Altinkaya A., Karadag E. C. , Kara H., Uras C.

Annals of plastic surgery, vol.80, no.2, pp.109-112, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sap.0000000000001196
  • Journal Name: Annals of plastic surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-112
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Breast reconstruction with implants is a real challenge in patients with large breast volume. Skin-reducing inverted-T mastectomy is the best solution for these patients. Delayed wound healing or necrosis at the T-junction area can be seen in this procedure, although it may also lead to severe conditions such as the exposure and loss of implant. In this article, the use of local pedicled flap for the management of these situations was discussed.