Salvage Local Fasciocutaneous Flap for T-junction Tissue Defect in Inverted T-scar Reduction Mammoplasty


Karadag E. C. , Yazar S., ALTINKAYA A. , Bengur F. B.

NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.22, no.9, pp.1304-1306, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_170_19
  • Title of Journal : NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1304-1306

Abstract

Macromastia can cause serious psychological problems in women as well as psychosocial problems due to esthetic appearances. For this reason, proper technique in breast reduction surgery yields a dramatic physical and psychological improvement for the patient. Inverted T-scar breast reduction using the inferior pedicle technique is the most commonly used breast reduction method. The most common complication in this technique regards wound healing at the T-junction area. There are no literature reports citing the use of local flaps for the repair of tissue defects in the T-junction area following reduction mammoplasty. In this study, we present a case of using a salvaged local, Limberg-like fasciocutaneous flap for tissue defect repair at the T-junction area after the inverted T-scar reduction mammoplasty using an inferior pedicle.