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Question 3#

In 1906, the first myocutaneus flap was described when used to cover a chest wall defect created by a wide mastectomy. His paper was missed until the early 1970s. Who was he?

a. Verneuil
b. Denonvilliers
c. Tansini
d. Hamilton
e. Lillemand

Correct Answer is C


Tansini. Tansini described the latissimus dorsi flap which he undertook in 1897 and published in 1906.


  1. Tansini I. Sopra il mio nuovo processo di amputazione della mamella. Riforma Med 1906; 12: 757 and Gazetta Medica Italiana 1906; 57: 141.
  2. Hutchins EH. A method for the prevention of elephantiasis. Surg Gynec Obst 1939; 69: 795.
  3. Campbell DA. Reconstruction of the anterior thoracic wall. J Thoracic Surg 1950; 19(3): 456-61.