Combined bipedicled latissimus dorsi and groin flap for anterior chest wall reconstruction

Thanapoom Boonipat1, Lou Ji2, Oscar J Manrique1 and Hung-Chi Chen2

Author affiliations

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, China

Correspondence to

Dr Oscar J Manrique,


We provide a case report of reconstruction of a massive chest wall defect after recurrent phyllodes tumour resections. The reconstruction used a bipedicled groin and latissimus dorsi flap, with composite rib autologous reconstruction. The patient successfully recovered from the operation. Our case illustrates the applicability of this flap in the armamentarium of anterior chest wall reconstructive options.