Our early experience in immediate total breast reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap

Thyagaraj ., Ashrith Iyanahally, B. G. Tilak, M. E. Sham, Ganesh .


Background: As the breast cancer diagnosis has increased over recent years, patient have become more informative regarding treatment and reconstructive options, hence the expectation of the results will be very high. Reconstruction of breast with best result and less donor site morbidity is the target.

Methods: A total of 20 cases were studied between January 2018 to January 2019 at our hospital to assess the outcome of deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap for immediate breast reconstruction.

Results: A total of twenty DIEP flaps were performed. Mean time required for flap harvest was 125 minutes, and time taken for flap inset was 110 minutes. There was no flap loss in any of the twenty cases. Two patients had fat necrosis. All patients were satisfied with aesthetic outcome.

Conclusions: DIEP flap has good aesthetic result with less donor site morbidity.


DIEP, Morbidity, Aesthetic outcome

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