Breast Reconstruction with the Endoscopically Harvested Latissimus Dorsi Flap

  • Horacio F. MayerEmail author
  • Ignacio Stoppani
  • Federico Notrica


The latissimus dorsi flap (LDF) is one of the oldest variants in breast reconstruction, and it is the first myocutaneous flap used for this purpose. Described in 1906 by Tanzini, it remained forgotten for several decades until Schneider et al. and Olivari reintroduced it for breast reconstruction in the 1970s.


Breast reconstruction Latissimus dorsi Endoscopic Minimally invasive approach Scarless technique 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horacio F. Mayer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ignacio Stoppani
    • 1
  • Federico Notrica
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryHospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, University of Buenos Aires School of MedicineBuenos AiresArgentina

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