Bilateral breast reconstruction with extended thoracodorsal artery perforator propeller flaps and implants

Gudjon L. Gunnarsson, Mikkel Børsen-Koch, Henrik T. Nielsen, Andrew Salzberg, Jørn B. Thomsen

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Abstract

We present our experience of bilateral total breast reconstruction using a double-sided extended thoracodorsal artery perforator propeller flap in a case series of 10 patients. Reconstruction was successfully achieved in all cases with few complications. The median time for surgery was 275 minutes (200–330), and the average implant size used was 350cm3 (195–650). We demonstrate how the extended thoracodorsal artery perforator propeller flap allows for a swift and reliable direct to implant bilateral total breast reconstruction in a simple setting and is a valuable adjunct to our armamentarium of techniques for single-stage bilateral breast reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere435
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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