Planning and optimising DIEP flaps with virtual surgery: the Navarra experience.

@article{Rozen2010PlanningAO,
  title={Planning and optimising DIEP flaps with virtual surgery: the Navarra experience.},
  author={Warren Matthew Rozen and Emilio Garc{\'i}a-Tutor and Alberto Alonso-Burgos and R. Paul Acosta and Filip Stillaert and J. L. Zubieta and Mustapha Hamdi and Iain Stuart Whitaker and Mark Winter Ashton},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2010},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={289-97}
}
Methods to improve operative outcomes in deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap surgery have previously focussed on operative technique and postoperative-course modification. Recently, preoperative imaging has become capable of mapping the entire course of perforating vessels, including those vessels as small as 0.3 mm, enabling 'virtual surgery' to be performed preoperatively. This has been shown to facilitate faster and safer surgery. The recent 'Navarra' meeting classified current… CONTINUE READING