In clinical experiences with 60 cases, we have found the latissimus dorsi to be a reliable and versatile flap. We describe its use for a functional muscle transfer (in restoration of elbow flexion and repair of abdominal wall defects), for arm and shoulder coverage, for breast reconstruction, and as a free flap.
The contralateral breast at reconstructive surgery after breast cancer operation--a histopathological study
Anatomical basis of modern thoracotomies: the latissimus dorsi and the "serratus anterior-rhomboid" complex
The V-Y latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap in the reconstruction of large posterior chest wall defects
Aesthetic result among breast cancer patients undergoing autologous breast reconstruction versus breast conserving therapy
Extended rotation-transposition of the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap in the repair of lesions over the shoulder
Shoulder defect cover with functional restoration using the latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap: a case report
The use of a combined latissimus dorsi-groin flap as a direct flap for reconstruction of the upper extremity
Management of infected fractures of the tibia with associated soft tissue loss: experience with external fixation, bone grafting and soft tissue reconstruction using pedicle muscle flaps or microvascular composite tissue grafts
The use of the latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap following recurrence of cancer in irradiated breasts.
Bilobe modification of the deep inferior epigastric artery flap for abdominal wall defect reconstruction
Survival of a pedicled latissimus dorsi flap in breast reconstruction without a thoracodorsal pedicle
Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction in an irradiated field using a contralateral latissimus dorsi free flap
Reconstruction of a full-thickness defect of the chest wall caused by friction burn using a combined myocutaneous flap of teres major and latissimus dorsi muscles
A reversed-flow latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap based on the serratus branch in primary shoulder reconstruction
Skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction: oncologic risks and aesthetic results in patients with early-stage breast cancer
Allogenic & Autologous Therapies
Allogenic therapies are generated in large batches from unrelated donor tissues such as bone marrow. In contrast, autologous therapies are manufactures as a single lot from the patient being treated. Here is the latest research on allogenic and autologous therapies.