In this article, we present a modification of the NS/SRM technique in which the mastopexy design for skin reduction is undertaken with a wide-base bipedicled (WIBB) flap. The WIBB flap can be applied in both autologous and implant-based breast reconstruction. Our reconstructive algorithm is also presented. The clinical data of patients operated on from June 2017 to November 2022 were collected: 51 patients for a total of 71 breasts. Personal data, BMI, type and volume of implants used, and major and minor complications were analyzed by descriptive statistics. The mean age was 48.3 years. BMI ranged between 21.5 and 30.9 kg/m2. Thirty-one patients underwent unilateral mastectomy, while twenty patients underwent bilateral surgery. In 25 breasts, immediate reconstruction was performed with implants and ADM. In 40 breasts, reconstruction was performed with a subpectoral tissue expander, and in 6 breasts, reconstruction was performed with a DIEP flap. We observed only one case (1.4%) of periprosthetic infection requiring implant removal under general anesthesia. Minor complications occurred in 14.1% of patients. The use of both the WIBB flap and our algorithm maintained a low complication rate in our series, ensuring oncological radicality and a good aesthetic result at the same time.

Cordova A., Rossi M., Roggio T., Cammarata E., Cipolla C., Vieni S., et al. (2024). The wide base bipedicled (WIBB) flap in nipple-sparing skin-reducing mastectomy. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 14(1), 1-11 [10.1038/s41598-024-52396-7].

The wide base bipedicled (WIBB) flap in nipple-sparing skin-reducing mastectomy

Cordova A.;Cammarata E.
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Cipolla C.;Vieni S.;Toia F.
2024-04-22

Abstract

In this article, we present a modification of the NS/SRM technique in which the mastopexy design for skin reduction is undertaken with a wide-base bipedicled (WIBB) flap. The WIBB flap can be applied in both autologous and implant-based breast reconstruction. Our reconstructive algorithm is also presented. The clinical data of patients operated on from June 2017 to November 2022 were collected: 51 patients for a total of 71 breasts. Personal data, BMI, type and volume of implants used, and major and minor complications were analyzed by descriptive statistics. The mean age was 48.3 years. BMI ranged between 21.5 and 30.9 kg/m2. Thirty-one patients underwent unilateral mastectomy, while twenty patients underwent bilateral surgery. In 25 breasts, immediate reconstruction was performed with implants and ADM. In 40 breasts, reconstruction was performed with a subpectoral tissue expander, and in 6 breasts, reconstruction was performed with a DIEP flap. We observed only one case (1.4%) of periprosthetic infection requiring implant removal under general anesthesia. Minor complications occurred in 14.1% of patients. The use of both the WIBB flap and our algorithm maintained a low complication rate in our series, ensuring oncological radicality and a good aesthetic result at the same time.
22-apr-2024
Settore MED/19 - Chirurgia Plastica
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
Cordova A., Rossi M., Roggio T., Cammarata E., Cipolla C., Vieni S., et al. (2024). The wide base bipedicled (WIBB) flap in nipple-sparing skin-reducing mastectomy. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 14(1), 1-11 [10.1038/s41598-024-52396-7].
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