Immediate postoperative complications in DIEP versus free/muscle-sparing TRAM flaps Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mammaplasty
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • In the authors' series, the use of the DIEP flap did not result in more postoperative flap-related complications when compared with the free/muscle-sparing TRAM flap. Furthermore, no patient characteristics were statistically associated with a more successful result. The authors conclude that in patients whose anatomy reveals perforators of adequate size, the DIEP flap is a safe and reliable procedure for breast reconstruction.

publication date

  • November 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.prs.0000288014.76151.f7

PubMed ID

  • 18040176

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1477

end page

  • 82

volume

  • 120

number

  • 6