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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

On-line version ISSN 1989-2055Print version ISSN 0376-7892

Abstract

YUSTE-BENAVENTE, V. et al. Breast reconstruction with transverse myocutaneous gracilis flap: outcomes evaluation and comparative study. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2014, vol.40, n.2, pp.133-139. ISSN 1989-2055.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0376-78922014000200002.

The use of abdominal tissue is one the first options in breast reconstruction with autologous tissue. In case of contraindication for this technique, the transverse myocutaneous gracilis flap (TMG) is a valid option for breast reconstruction. We present a series of 10 breast reconstructions with TMG flap. In order to evaluate this surgical option, we gave the patients a questionnaire about the quality of the reconstructed breast and of the donor site, and we also evaluated: the mean duration of the intervention, the average hospitalization time, the complications in the donor site and in the reconstructed breast. To compare our outcomes, we repeated the same process with patients reconstructed with a latissimus dorsi flap, another alternative to breast reconstruction with abdominal tissue. We present our comparative results, with better results in the ítems about breast appearance in TMG group.

Keywords : Breast reconstruction; Mammary reconstruction; Microsurgery; Flaps; Gracilis miocutaneous flap; Latissimus dorsi flap.

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