European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 131–133 | Cite as

The pectoralis major muscle flap in reconstruction of secondary breast cancer

  • Reza S. Nassab
  • Jason Neil-Dwyer
  • Kristjen S. Asgeirsson
  • A. Graeme B. Perks
Case Report


The use of a new technique for harvesting of the pectoralis major muscle in the reconstruction of locally recurrent breast cancer is presented and illustrated in two cases. This technique provides the versatility of the myocutaneous flap but avoids the significant donor site morbidity and unreliability of the skin paddle.


Pectoralis major muscle flap Flap harvest Breast cancer reconstruction 



The authors received no funding for this report.

Conflict of interest statement

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reza S. Nassab
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jason Neil-Dwyer
    • 1
  • Kristjen S. Asgeirsson
    • 1
  • A. Graeme B. Perks
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryNottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham City HospitalNottinghamUK
  2. 2.NottinghamUK

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