Breast reconstruction by means of innervated rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap.

@article{Yano1998BreastRB,
  title={Breast reconstruction by means of innervated rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap.},
  author={Kenji Yano and Yuki Matsuo and Ko Hosokawa},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={1452-60}
}
We performed immediate breast reconstruction in 22 patients using rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap accompanied by neurorrhaphy in the past 2 years. In the neurorrhaphy, the 11th intercostal nerve, which controls the sensation of the myocutaneous flap, was anastomosed to the lateral cutaneous branch of the 4th intercostal nerve, which controls the sensation of the breast. Our study included 15 patients, and the postoperative follow-up period was 4 to 24 months, with an average of 14.0 months… CONTINUE READING

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