The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap: a review


  • Erick F. Hernández Department of General Surgery, General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, CDMX, Mexico
  • José Manuel Gómez González Department of General Surgery, General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, CDMX, Mexico
  • Jorge Gómez-González Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM, Mexico
  • Sofia Barrientos-Villegas Department of SCIRCES, UCES, Medellín, Colombia
  • Juan Pablo Espinosa-Torres Department of Plastic Surgery, HGZ 27, IMSS, Mexico
  • Baltazar Barrera Mera Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM, Mexico
  • German E. Mendoza-Barrera Department of General Surgery, Kelsey Seybold Clinic, Houston Texas, USA
  • Fernando Rosas L. P. Department of Clinical Research, UAS, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Alan I. Valderrama-Treviño Department of Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, CDMX, Mexico



DIEP flap, Breast cancer, Microsurgery, Breast reconstruction


Breast cancer is recognized worldwide as a major health problem among women due to its high incidence and high mortality and morbidity rates. Breast reconstruction is an approach of great value for those patients who underwent mastectomy, impacting their quality of life and psychological stress. The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap was described as the preferred graft for breast reconstruction with an autologous flap by surgeons because it represented a decrease in complications for the time and obtained better results. DIEP flap reconstruction requires microsurgical skills as well as continuous monitoring of the patient to identify and resolve possible associated complications.



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How to Cite

Hernández, E. F., Gómez González, J. M., Gómez-González, J., Barrientos-Villegas, S., Espinosa-Torres, J. P., Barrera Mera, B., Mendoza-Barrera, G. E., Rosas L. P., F., & Valderrama-Treviño, A. I. (2024). The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap: a review. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 12(5), 1764–1768.



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