An objective technique is described for the intraoperative measurement of latissimus dorsi flap weight, using a commercially available set of suspension scales. This technique is particularly applicable to autologous pedicle reconstruction and is useful adjunct for those learning breast reconstruction.
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Published online: October 12, 2006
© 2006 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.