Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap in Breast Reconstruction

  • Warren Mathew Rozen
  • Rafael Acosta
  • Duncan Loi


The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap was first described by Koshima and Soeda in 1989, able to provide the volume of fat and overlying skin taken in the TRAM flap without the sacrifice of any rectus abdominis muscle. Its low donor site morbidity, combined with its reliability, has popularised the DIEP flap as the most common option for autologous breast reconstruction.


Deep inferior epigastric DIEP Autologous breast reconstruction Free flap Tissue transfer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren Mathew Rozen
    • 1
  • Rafael Acosta
    • 2
  • Duncan Loi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Peninsula Health, Peninsula Clinical SchoolCentral School of Monash University, The Alfred CentreMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryGeelong HospitalGeelongAustralia

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