Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 28, 2019
  • Author: Frank J DellaCroce, MD; Chief Editor: James Neal Long, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are the benefits of perforator flap breast reconstruction?

What is perforator flap breast reconstruction?

How prevalent is perforator flap breast reconstruction?

What are indications for perforator flap breast reconstruction?

What anatomy is relevant to a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction?

What anatomy is relevant to a superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap breast reconstruction?

What anatomy is relevant to a superior and inferior gluteal artery perforator flap breast reconstruction?

What anatomy is relevant to a stacked/layered deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction?

What anatomy is relevant to a “body lift” perforator flap breast reconstruction?

What anatomy is relevant to a lumbar perforator flap breast reconstruction?

What anatomy is relevant to a lateral thigh flap breast reconstruction?

What anatomy is relevant to a thoracodorsal artery perforator flap breast reconstruction?

What anatomy is relevant to an intercostal artery perforator (ICAP) flap breast reconstruction?

When is perforator flap breast reconstruction contraindicated?

Workup

Which studies are indicated in the preoperative workup for perforator flap breast reconstruction?

What is the role of imaging studies in perforator flap breast reconstruction?

Treatment

What are the advantages of a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction?

What are the advantages of a superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap breast reconstruction?

When is a superior and inferior gluteal artery perforator flap breast reconstruction performed?

When is a stacked/layered deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction performed?

When is a “body lift" perforator flap breast reconstruction performed?

When is a lumbar perforator flap breast reconstruction performed?

When is a lateral thigh flap breast reconstruction performed?

When is a thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap breast reconstruction performed?

How is a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction performed?

How is a stacked deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction performed?

How is a superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap breast reconstruction performed?

How is a superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP) flap breast reconstruction performed?

How is a thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap breast reconstruction performed?

How is an intercostal artery perforator (ICAP) flap breast reconstruction performed?

What is included in the long-term monitoring following a perforator flap breast reconstruction?

What are the possible complications of perforator flap breast reconstruction?

What is the expected outcome of perforator flap breast reconstruction?

What are the applications for perforator flap breast reconstruction in addition to mastectomy reconstruction?