The "reduced" latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap.

  title={The "reduced" latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap.},
  author={Ayato Hayashi and Yuji Maruyama},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={84 2},
This report introduces a new device among latissimus dorsi flaps: the "reduced" latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap. This flap consists of a proximal musculocutaneous unit and a distal, thin fasciocutaneous unit (the "reduced" portion). The former unit carries a reliable blood supply from the thoracodorsal artery and is able to cover deeper recipient defects, while the latter provides a well-contoured reconstruction of the defect. If needed, an extended portion and/or a thin cutaneous flap… CONTINUE READING

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