Muscle Plastic in Subcutaneous Mastectomies by Use of the Latissimus dorsi Muscle

  • H. G. Bruck


Whilst muscle-tissue transplants and transfers are generally used to provide movement of some kind, other uses have proven advantageous. This very well nourished tissue can be used as the carrier of a blood-supply in so called “musculo-cutaneous flaps” (Mathes) as well as for a cover for major alloplastic implants as used in reconstructive breast-surgery (Jarrett). Here in cases of subcutaneous mastectomies the placing of the prostheses under local muscle plates-hke the pectoralis or serratus muscle—has so many advantages that it has become almost a routine procedure in many units.


Local Muscle Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Island Flap Subcutaneous Tunnel Subcutaneous Mastectomy 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Bruck
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryVienna Town Council-WilhelminenspitalAustria
  2. 2.Abteilung für Plastische und WiederherstellungschirurgieWilhelminenspital der Stadt WienWienAustria

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