Journal article

Preserving the neurovascular supply in the Hall-Findlay superomedial pedicle breast reduction: an anatomical study

Cara Michelle le Roux, Birgitte J Kiil, Wei-Ren Pan, Warren M Rozen, Mark W Ashton

JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Hall-Findlay superomedial pedicle technique is widely used for breast reduction, and, despite low complication rates, nipple-areola complex (NAC) necrosis and denervation are still the two most common complications, particularly when resection volumes exceed 600g. An understanding of the anatomy of the neurovascular pedicle of the NAC is paramount in avoiding these complications. METHODS: An anatomical study was undertaken on 11 female cadaveric breast specimens (nine fresh and two embalmed). The neurovascular anatomy of the breast was explored through dissection, microdissection, radiographic, computed tomographic, photographic and cross-sectional studies. The superomedial p..

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