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DIEP, SIEA flaps may be preferable in abdominal-based breast reconstruction

November 6, 2017

Improved abdominal outcomes were reported for deep inferior epigastric perforator and superficial inferior epigastric artery flaps compared with both pedicled and free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps in abdominal-based breast reconstruction, according to recent findings.

The researchers compared abdominal donor-site and breast complication rates along with patient-reported outcomes for the four flap types in a cohort of patients from 11 centers. One-year follow-up data were available for 720 patients, while 2-year follow-up data were available for 587 patients.

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Auto-augmentation techniques demonstrate acceptable complication rates

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