Partial breast reconstruction with mini superficial inferior epigastric artery and mini deep inferior epigastric perforator flaps

Aldona Spiegel, Liron Eldor

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Abstract

In this study, partial breast reconstruction was undertaken after breast conservation therapy using mini abdominal free flaps on both an immediate and delayed basis.Patient demographics, oncologic status, reconstructive data, and complications were collected from medical records.Twelve patients (age range 39-60) were included in this study with a mean follow-up time of 5 years. Ten mini superficial inferior epigastric artery flaps and 2 mini deep inferior epigastric perforator flaps were used (7 immediate and 5 delayed reconstructions). No flap lost, 1 minor abdominal wound dehiscence, and no local or distant recurrences were noted. Good to excellent results were reported by 91% of the women.In properly selected patients with high motivation toward breast conservation, tailored abdominal mini-free flaps can safely and satisfactorily be implemented for the reconstruction of partial mastectomy defects. Patients should be comprehensively educated on the potential future implications of using the abdominal donor site for partial breast reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

Keywords

  • breast cancer
  • breast conserving therapy
  • breast reconstruction
  • DIEP flap
  • SIEA flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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