Donor-site morbidity comparison between endoscopically assisted and traditional harvest of free latissimus dorsi muscle flap

@inproceedings{Lin1999DonorsiteMC,
  title={Donor-site morbidity comparison between endoscopically assisted and traditional harvest of free latissimus dorsi muscle flap},
  author={Chin-Ho Lin and F.-C. Wei and Lawrence Scott Levin and Ming Chi Chen},
  year={1999}
}
Endoscopically assisted harvest of free latissimus dorsi muscle flaps is being used more frequently in reconstructive microsurgery because it requires a smaller incision and leaves a more acceptable scar in the donor site. Donor-site morbidity was compared between groups of 22 latissimus dorsi muscles harvested using the endoscopically assisted technique and 26 using the traditional technique. The results revealed no statistically significant differences in the amount of intraoperative bleeding… CONTINUE READING

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