Transfer of free flaps to provide well-vascularized, thick cover for breast reconstructions after radical mastectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The use of a free flap to bring in well-vascularized cover for a breast reconstruction (following radical mastectomy) is presented. Eleven of 12 such transfers were successful. (One free groin glap failed, and that reconstruction was abandoned.) Patients for breast reconstruction who have a marked deficiency of healthy, well-vascularized skin and subcutaneous tissue in the area are suitable candidates for this operative procedure. When a free groin flap is transferred, the donor defect is minimal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Serafin, D; Georgiade, NG

Published Date

  • October 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 527 - 536

PubMed ID

  • 358232

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-1052

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006534-197810000-00005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States