Circumspectus Medicinae: Text and ContextThe Internal Mammary Artery and Vein as Recipient Vessels for Microvascular Breast ReconstructionNahabedian, Maurice MDAuthor Information From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Received March 19, 2011, and accepted for publication, after revision, April 1, 2011. Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared. Reprints: Maurice Nahabedian, MD, Georgetown University, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007. E-mail: DrNahabedian@aol.com. Annals of Plastic Surgery: May 2012 - Volume 68 - Issue 5 - p 537-538 doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31821daac3 Buy Metrics Abstract Current recipient vessels for microvascular breast reconstruction include the internal mammary and the thoracodorsal systems. This review will focus on the advantages of the internal mammary artery and vein and reasons for their preference. Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.