Outcomes of One-Side Versus Two-Sides Recipient Vessels for Bilateral Breast Reconstructions With Bilateral DIEP Flaps

Shan Shan Qiu Shao, Jung-Ju Huang, Chih-Wei Wu, Georgios Kolios, Ming-Huei Cheng*

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This study was to compare the use of one-side versus two-sides recipient vessels in either bilateral breast reconstructions or unilateral breast reconstruction with contralateral augmentation using bilateral DIEP flaps.A retrospective review including all cases of bilateral breast reconstructions and unilateral reconstruction with contralateral augmentation with DIEP flaps was performed. Patient's demographics, surgical variables, and outcome were collected. Two distinct cohorts based on the recipient vessel techniques, one-side versus two-sides, were compared.A total of 25 patients with 50 split-DIEP flaps were included, with one-side recipient vessels used in 19 patients and two-sides recipient vessels in 6 patients. Ischemia time was significantly reduced in one-side recipient group compared to two-sides recipient vessels group (62.4?21.3 vs. 105.9?32.5, P?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-10
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


  • bilateral breast reconstructions
  • single recipient site
  • bilateral DIEP flaps

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