In the August 2014 issue of Gland Surgery, the original article “Propeller thoracodorsal artery perforator flap for breast reconstruction” (1) was published with some errors.
The legends of “Preoperative (A) marks. Thoracodorsal artery perforator flap dissected and deepithelialized (B). Postoperative anterior view (C) shows optimal evolution of the cutaneous flap island. Lateral (D) and posterior (E) follow-up view at 6 months after breast reconstruction revealing vitality of the flap islet and a scar at the donor site” of that article are incorrect, and should be corrected as follow (Figure 1).
Figure 1 (A) Preoperative view; (B) thoracodorsal artery perforator flap dissected and deepithelialized; (C) postoperative lateral view; (D) donor area posterior view; (E) postoperative frontal view revealing vitality of the small flap monitoring island.
Also, the order of citations of Figure 1 in “Case examples” section should be corrected as follow: Case 1: a 48-year-old patient with multiple breast nodules and skin ulceration following 250 cc liquid silicone injection for breast augmentation in both breast (Figure 1A). We performed a staged bilateral adeno mastectomy with a Strombeck approach, utilizing two propeller TDAP flaps for breast reconstruction (Figure 1B). Note the final aesthetic results at 6 months (Figure 1C-E).
The authors regret the errors.
- Angrigiani C, Rancati A, Escudero E, et al. Propeller thoracodorsal artery perforator flap for breast reconstruction. Gland Surgery 2014;3:174-80. [PubMed]