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J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2013 Dec;47(6):543-4. doi: 10.3109/2000656X.2012.748305. Epub 2013 Jul 15.

Internal mammary artery perforator-based V-Y advancement flap for the reconstruction of soft tissue defects in the sternal region.

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Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School , Gwangju , Korea.

Abstract

We successfully reconstructed a large defect that had been created by resection of an unstable, contracted, and hypertrophic scar with a chronic ulcer on the lower sternal area of a 67-year-old man. We used bilateral V-Y advancement flaps based on internal mammary artery perforators.

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23848419
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10.3109/2000656X.2012.748305
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