Versatility of the pedicled thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap in soft tissue reconstruction.

@article{Ortiz2007VersatilityOT,
  title={Versatility of the pedicled thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap in soft tissue reconstruction.},
  author={Carlos Laredo Ortiz and Mario Marquez Mendoza and Leopoldo Navarro Sempere and Jose Salvador Sanz and Ashley Novo Torres and E Lorda Barraquer},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={315-20}
}
For the last decades, the latissimus dorsi skin-muscle flap has contributed to the efficient reconstruction of the loss of skin cover (especially in breast surgery) and in long-distance tissue defects. Unfortunately, the nonuse of such an important muscle as the latissimus dorsi for the patient, as well as the resulting thickness of the flap after reconstruction, has turned it into a second choice flap. However, this flap is still indicated in the reconstruction of areas which need a great… CONTINUE READING

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