• The Butterly iQ: An ultra-simplified color doppler ultrasound for bedside pre-operative perforator mapping in DIEP flap breast reconstruction

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap is considered the gold standard for autologous breast reconstruction.1 The muscle preserving technique is more challenging and time-consuming due to inconsistency of the vascular anatomy of the inferior abdominal vessels, and the position, pathway and caliber of the perforators.2 Pre-operative planning has enabled accurate, simplified and efficient flap harvesting with assistance of Computerised or Magnetic Angiography, or Ultrasonography.
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  • Re: The “Dermal Cage“- Inferiorly Based Dermal Flap Technique for Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    We read the article by Vlajcic et al. entitled, ‘The “Dermal Cage“- Inferiorly Based Dermal Flap Technique for Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy'1 with great interest. The task of providing adequate support and tissue cover for implant-based reconstruction can be challenging.
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