Breast Reconstruction With a Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap: Imaging Appearances of the Normal Flap and Common Complications

Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Wang Bldg Ste 240, Boston, MA 02114.
American Journal of Roentgenology (Impact Factor: 2.73). 01/2013; 200(1):W75-84. DOI: 10.2214/AJR.12.9270
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The purpose of this essay is to illustrate the normal imaging appearance of deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction and common postoperative complications.

Familiarity with the anatomy and normal imaging appearance of a DIEP flap reconstruction will help the breast imager recognize normal postsurgical findings and common postoperative complications.

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