• Determining the Precise Anatomic Location of the Sensory Nerves to the Abdominal Wall: Optimizing Autologous Innervation of Abdominally Based Free Flaps

    13 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    While the concept of autologous tissue innervation is not novel, initial excitement regarding the procedure waned due to technical difficulty and limitations inherent to nerve caliber and length mismatches. Additionally, the exact location of these nerves as they exit the fascia has not been defined. The aim of this study was to determine the location and caliber of the sensory/superficial nerves supplying the abdominal wall that should be targeted for flap neurotization.
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  • Effect of Pre-existing Abdominal Scar on Postoperative Complications After Autologous Breast Reconstruction using Abdominal Flap: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

    13 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Previous abdominal scar is generally considered as a challenge for breast reconstruction using abdominal flap. Since it may interfere with the perfusion of abdominal tissue and weaken the abdominal fascia, many plastic surgeons are concerned about the theoretical risk of postoperative complications. This study aims to assess the effects of previous scar on complications in abdominal flap-based breast reconstruction.
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