Three-dimensional CT angiography assessment of the impact of the dermis and the subdermal plexus in DIEP flap perfusion Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Angiography
  • Dermis
  • Mammaplasty
  • Perforator Flap
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • The dermis has a significant role in enhancing overall DIEP flap perfusion through preservation of indirect linking vessels organized in the subdermal plexus. Despite being time consuming, a cautious de-epithelialization of the DIEP flap should be performed to retain dermis integrity. Enhancement of flap vascularity ultimately leads to a decrease in such complications as partial or total flap necrosis, as well as fat necrosis.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.bjps.2014.12.004

PubMed ID

  • 25665491

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 525

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 68

number

  • 4