The authors describe a very unusual oblique scar up to the shoulder resulting from a previous radical mastectomy. A simple method to reconstruct or enhance the anterior axillary fold with a turnover dermal-fat flap during nipple-areola-complex reconstruction is reported. This surgical procedure was performed in a patient with a pedicled TRAM-flap breast reconstruction. The subcutaneous dermal-fat flap, based on the dermis and fat of the dog-ear resulting at the lateral end of the previous mastectomy scar, was de-epithelized and turned over to reconstruct the anterior axillary fold. The overlying skin was exploited as a graft to reconstruct the areola. Indications for a turnover dermal-fat flap in anterior axillary fold reconstruction are discussed.

Reconstruction of the anterior axillary fold with a turnover subcutaneous dermofat flap: a case report / Lissia, M; Farace, Francesco; Rubino, Corrado. - In: RIVISTA ITALIANA DI CHIRURGIA PLASTICA. - ISSN 0391-2221. - 34:Issue 1-2(2002), pp. 69-71.

Reconstruction of the anterior axillary fold with a turnover subcutaneous dermofat flap: a case report

FARACE, Francesco;RUBINO, Corrado
2002

Abstract

The authors describe a very unusual oblique scar up to the shoulder resulting from a previous radical mastectomy. A simple method to reconstruct or enhance the anterior axillary fold with a turnover dermal-fat flap during nipple-areola-complex reconstruction is reported. This surgical procedure was performed in a patient with a pedicled TRAM-flap breast reconstruction. The subcutaneous dermal-fat flap, based on the dermis and fat of the dog-ear resulting at the lateral end of the previous mastectomy scar, was de-epithelized and turned over to reconstruct the anterior axillary fold. The overlying skin was exploited as a graft to reconstruct the areola. Indications for a turnover dermal-fat flap in anterior axillary fold reconstruction are discussed.
Reconstruction of the anterior axillary fold with a turnover subcutaneous dermofat flap: a case report / Lissia, M; Farace, Francesco; Rubino, Corrado. - In: RIVISTA ITALIANA DI CHIRURGIA PLASTICA. - ISSN 0391-2221. - 34:Issue 1-2(2002), pp. 69-71.
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