The free deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap (DIEP) was first described by Koshima and Soeda in 1989.
1This 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.
- Koshima I.
- Soeda S.
Inferior epigastric artery skin flaps without rectus abdominis muscle.
Br J Plast Surg. 1989; 42: 645-648
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Published online: August 29, 2011
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