THE SUPERIOR GLUTEAL FLAP – BREAST RECONSTRUCTION – ANATOMIC DISSECTION ON A CADAVER
The reconstruction of the breast after an oncological mastectomy is a challenge for the plastic surgeons. During the dissection of one fresh, female cadaver, age 63, a free superior gluteal flap was taken from the gluteal region, using loupe magnification. The dissection preparations were photographed with a high definition camera. The harvesting of the superior gluteal musculocutaneous fat-pad flap and the closure of the donor area in layers advantages and disadvantages of using the superior gluteal flap in the reconstruction of the amputated breast.