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The use of pectoralis major flaps during axillary dissection for bulky axillary lymphadenopathy

Authors Mohan N, Brar SS, Rich JT, Wright F, Higgins K

Received 16 August 2012

Accepted for publication 29 November 2012

Published 4 September 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 33—36


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Naomi Mohan, Savtaj Singh Brar, Jason T Rich, Frances Wright, Kevin Higgins

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract: There are a multitude of flaps and advanced techniques employed in reconstructive surgery during axillary dissections. The pectoralis major flap has proven, in our experience, to be favored as it provides excellent access to level three of the axilla and vessel coverage.

Keywords: lymphadenopathy, free flap, pectoralis major

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