Bilateral breast reconstruction with the latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap: The importance of patient positioning

Michael F. Chiaramonte, Maurice Y. Nahabedian

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Abstract

This report of 2 patients demonstrates that bilateral breast reconstruction with the latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap is facilitated by simultaneous elevation of the flaps in the prone position and simultaneous insetting of the flaps in the supine position. Operative time, blood loss, and position changes are minimized using this technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-166
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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