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Internal mammary perforators as recipient vessels for deep inferior epigastric perforator and muscle-sparing free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap breast reconstruction in an Asian population.

Authors
  • Halim, Ahmad Sukari
  • Alwi, Akmal Azim
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of plastic surgery
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2014
Volume
73
Issue
2
Pages
170–173
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e318270704b
PMID: 23528630
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Most of the IMP vessels are small; however, they are still reliable and safe for use as recipient vessels in selected Asian patients. Most are located in the subcutaneous plane, which further facilitates dissection and also reduces recipient-site morbidity.

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