Correspondence and Communication| Volume 65, ISSUE 2, P273-275, February 2012

A simple way for salvage of zone IV deep inferior epigastric perforator flap using pre-tie sutures and serial delayed closure

Published:August 29, 2011DOI:
      The free deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap (DIEP) was first described by Koshima and Soeda in 1989.
      • Koshima I.
      • Soeda S.
      Inferior epigastric artery skin flaps without rectus abdominis muscle.
      This flap provides a large amount of skin and soft tissues for reconstructive purposes with a minimal donor site morbidity and a resulting scar similar to an addominoplasty procedure.
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