Herpes zoster in a free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap after delayed breast reconstruction: Evidence of spontaneous reinnervation

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Abstract

In concert with advances in surgical reconstruction techniques and improved survival after breast cancer, both the aesthetic and functional outcomes, especially sensory recovery, of breast reconstruction have been addressed. Most studies on sensory recovery in reconstructed breasts have utilized patients' subjective responses to touch, pain, temperature, and pressure. In contrast, this report describes a case of herpes zoster that developed in a free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap, which provides objective evidence of spontaneous reinnervation after breast reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-694
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume74
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015 Jun 26

Keywords

  • herpes zoster
  • spontaneous reinnervation
  • transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap

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