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.
- Serafin, D; Georgiade, NG
- October 1978
Volume / Issue
- 62 / 4
Start / End Page
- 527 - 536
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States