DIEP flap

Definition / meaning of DIEP flap

A type of breast reconstruction in which blood vessels called deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP), and the skin and fat connected to them are removed from the lower abdomen and used for reconstruction. Muscle is left in place.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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