Clinical PapersThe Muscle-Sparing Latissimus Dorsi Flap for Breast Reconstruction A Retrospective Review of 126 Consecutive FlapsCook, Jonathan MD*; Waughtel, Jessica DO†; Brooks, Christopher MD‡; Hardin, Dawn RN‡; Hwee, Yin Kan MD‡; Barnavon, Yoav MD‡Author Information From the *Department of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL; †Department of Plastic Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; and ‡Department of Plastic Surgery, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL. Received October 31, 2016, and accepted for publication, after revision December 24, 2016. Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared. Reprints: Yoav Barnavon, MD, Plastic Surgical Specialists of South Florida, 1201 N 35th St, Suite 200, Hollywood, FL 33021. E-mail: [email protected]. Annals of Plastic Surgery: June 2017 - Volume 78 - Issue 6S - p S263-S268 doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001036 Buy Metrics Abstract Our experience in the use of muscle-sparing latissimus dorsi (MSLD) flaps for breast reconstruction is presented. The procedure was performed on 83 patients by the senior author over an 8-year period. Of the 83 patients reviewed, a total of 126 MSLD flaps were done for immediate (26) or delayed (100) breast reconstructions. Preoperative and postoperative photographs were taken of all patients, and complications as well as ancillary procedures were recorded. The MSLD flap is shown to be a versatile option for breast reconstruction in a variety of clinical settings, with minimal complications and satisfactory aesthetic results. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.