Enhanced Preoperative Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap Planning with a 3D-Printed Perforasome Template: Technique and Case Report

Summary:. Optimizing preoperative planning is widely sought in deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap surgery. One reason for this is that rates of fat necrosis remain relatively high (up to 35%), and that adjusting flap design by an improved understanding of individual perforasomes...

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Main Authors: Michael P. Chae, MBBS, BMedSc, David J. Hunter-Smith, MBBS (Hon), MPH, FRACS, FACS, Marie Rostek, MBBS, FRACS, Julian A. Smith, MBBS, MS, FRAC, FACS, FCSANZ, Warren Matthew Rozen, MBBS, BMedSc, MD, PhD, FRACS
Format: Article
Published: Wolters Kluwer 2018-01-01
Series:Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Global Open
Online Access:http://journals.lww.com/prsgo/fulltext/10.1097/GOX.0000000000001644