Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 1304--1306

Salvage local fasciocutaneous flap for T-junction tissue defect in inverted T-scar reduction mammoplasty


EC Karadag, S Yazar, A Altinkaya, FB Bengur 
 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. E C Karadag
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University School of Medicine, Acibadem Altunizade Hospital, Altunizade Mahallesi, Yurtcan Sokağı No: 1, Üsküdar - 34662, Istanbul
Turkey

Macromastia can cause serious psychological problems in women as well as psychosocial problems due to esthetic appearances. For this reason, proper technique in breast reduction surgery yields a dramatic physical and psychological improvement for the patient. Inverted T-scar breast reduction using the inferior pedicle technique is the most commonly used breast reduction method. The most common complication in this technique regards wound healing at the T-junction area. There are no literature reports citing the use of local flaps for the repair of tissue defects in the T-junction area following reduction mammoplasty. In this study, we present a case of using a salvaged local, Limberg-like fasciocutaneous flap for tissue defect repair at the T-junction area after the inverted T-scar reduction mammoplasty using an inferior pedicle.


How to cite this article:
Karadag E C, Yazar S, Altinkaya A, Bengur F B. Salvage local fasciocutaneous flap for T-junction tissue defect in inverted T-scar reduction mammoplasty.Niger J Clin Pract 2019;22:1304-1306


How to cite this URL:
Karadag E C, Yazar S, Altinkaya A, Bengur F B. Salvage local fasciocutaneous flap for T-junction tissue defect in inverted T-scar reduction mammoplasty. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 23 ];22:1304-1306
Available from: http://www.njcponline.com/article.asp?issn=1119-3077;year=2019;volume=22;issue=9;spage=1304;epage=1306;aulast=Karadag;type=0