Segmentally innervated latissimus dorsi muscle. Microsurgical transfer for facial reanimation

A. L. Dellon, S. E. Mackinnon

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Abstract

In spite of its reliable and long neurovascular pedicle, the latissimus dorsi muscle is generally considered unsuitable for facial reanimation, largely due to its size and bulk. We describe the anatomic dissections and clinical experience using a small segmentally innervated portion of the latissimus dorsi muscle to restore facial animation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of reconstructive microsurgery
Volume2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

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