The lower abdominal wall has established itself as tissue that can mimic the breast to a high degree. Attention has, therefore, turned to harvesting and transferring this tissue, but with minimal donor site morbidity. We report on our experience with five transfers of this tissue based on the superficial inferior epigastric {(SIE)} vessels. This technique negates the harvest of any rectus muscle and thus its advantages become immediately obvious. The anatomy is reviewed as well as the techniques used. The limitations of this technique relate to the pedicle. The pedicle is shorter than the deep inferior epigastric {(DIE)} axis and presents itself on the anterior aspect of the tissue. However, these limitations can be overcome with simple adjustments.

Breast reconstruction using the free superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap

ARNEZ, ZORAN MARIJ;
1999-01-01

Abstract

The lower abdominal wall has established itself as tissue that can mimic the breast to a high degree. Attention has, therefore, turned to harvesting and transferring this tissue, but with minimal donor site morbidity. We report on our experience with five transfers of this tissue based on the superficial inferior epigastric {(SIE)} vessels. This technique negates the harvest of any rectus muscle and thus its advantages become immediately obvious. The anatomy is reviewed as well as the techniques used. The limitations of this technique relate to the pedicle. The pedicle is shorter than the deep inferior epigastric {(DIE)} axis and presents itself on the anterior aspect of the tissue. However, these limitations can be overcome with simple adjustments.
1999
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10624293
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