Monday, January 5, 2015

DIEP flap connected to the Internal Thoracic Artery via Microsurgical Anastomosis

This image shows the DIEP flap connected to the chest blood vessels (internal thoracic artery and vein).   The DIEP flap contains the dominant, main blood supply to the lower abdominal skin and fat.  It must have "good perforators" or branch vessels from the Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery and Vein to be a usable flap.

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