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The CC-V Flap: A Novel Technique for Augmenting a C-V Nipple Reconstruction Using a Free Dermal Graft.

Elizabeth Clark S, Turton E - World J Plast Surg (2014)

Bottom Line: The surgical technique for performing a free dermal graft augmentation of a CV flap is described.All patients who underwent this technique between February 2009 and January 2012 at our unit were contacted by telephone, questioned about any complications and asked to rate their satisfaction with the technique.The CC-V flap is a safe technique which scores highly with patients for cosmetic appearance after long term follow up.

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Affiliation: The Breast Unit, St. James University Hospital, Leeds, UK.

ABSTRACT

Background: We present a novel method for augmenting the standard C-V flap used for nipple reconstruction with a free dermal graft which aims to improve the appearance of the nipple reconstruction, decrease loss of projection and improve patient satisfaction overall.

Methods: The surgical technique for performing a free dermal graft augmentation of a CV flap is described. All patients who underwent this technique between February 2009 and January 2012 at our unit were contacted by telephone, questioned about any complications and asked to rate their satisfaction with the technique.

Results: In a series of 18 nipple reconstructions, there were no immediate post-operative complications and long term follow up shows that that this technique achieves high patient satisfaction scores.

Conclusions: The CC-V flap is a safe technique which scores highly with patients for cosmetic appearance after long term follow up.

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Patient with Left autologous LD reconstruction prior to CC-V flap nipple reconstruction
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Figure 10: Patient with Left autologous LD reconstruction prior to CC-V flap nipple reconstruction

Mentions: A protective dressing was important and kept in place for 2 weeks. Steristrips were applied to the linear wound. A loose piece of Jelonet with a split was laid over the nipple reconstruction. Two pieces of Lyofoam had a central hole cut into them and were placed gently over the nipple reconstruction to protect it as seen in Figure 9. A waterproof dressing was then applied loosely over the top. Patient with left autologous LD reconstruction prior to CC-V flap nipple reconstruction was shown in Figure 10. Figure 11 demaonstrats the patient with left autologous LD reconstruction after CC-V flap nipple reconstruction.


The CC-V Flap: A Novel Technique for Augmenting a C-V Nipple Reconstruction Using a Free Dermal Graft.

Elizabeth Clark S, Turton E - World J Plast Surg (2014)

Patient with Left autologous LD reconstruction prior to CC-V flap nipple reconstruction
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Figure 10: Patient with Left autologous LD reconstruction prior to CC-V flap nipple reconstruction
Mentions: A protective dressing was important and kept in place for 2 weeks. Steristrips were applied to the linear wound. A loose piece of Jelonet with a split was laid over the nipple reconstruction. Two pieces of Lyofoam had a central hole cut into them and were placed gently over the nipple reconstruction to protect it as seen in Figure 9. A waterproof dressing was then applied loosely over the top. Patient with left autologous LD reconstruction prior to CC-V flap nipple reconstruction was shown in Figure 10. Figure 11 demaonstrats the patient with left autologous LD reconstruction after CC-V flap nipple reconstruction.

Bottom Line: The surgical technique for performing a free dermal graft augmentation of a CV flap is described.All patients who underwent this technique between February 2009 and January 2012 at our unit were contacted by telephone, questioned about any complications and asked to rate their satisfaction with the technique.The CC-V flap is a safe technique which scores highly with patients for cosmetic appearance after long term follow up.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: The Breast Unit, St. James University Hospital, Leeds, UK.

ABSTRACT

Background: We present a novel method for augmenting the standard C-V flap used for nipple reconstruction with a free dermal graft which aims to improve the appearance of the nipple reconstruction, decrease loss of projection and improve patient satisfaction overall.

Methods: The surgical technique for performing a free dermal graft augmentation of a CV flap is described. All patients who underwent this technique between February 2009 and January 2012 at our unit were contacted by telephone, questioned about any complications and asked to rate their satisfaction with the technique.

Results: In a series of 18 nipple reconstructions, there were no immediate post-operative complications and long term follow up shows that that this technique achieves high patient satisfaction scores.

Conclusions: The CC-V flap is a safe technique which scores highly with patients for cosmetic appearance after long term follow up.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus