The pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in head and neck reconstruction.

@article{Ong2014ThePL,
  title={The pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in head and neck reconstruction.},
  author={Hui Shan Ong and Tong Ji and Chen Ping Zhang},
  journal={Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          427-34
        }
}
The pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap (PLDMF) is not the first-line reconstructive option for most clinicians; however, when treating salvage patients or those with depleted neck vessels, the PLDMF provides a valuable armamentarium. Unlike the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap or the lower island trapezius flap, the PLDMF has greater versatility in soft tissue design and a longer arc of rotation. These advantages are of great importance in managing advanced reconstructive cases. 
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