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la·tis·si·mus dor·si

 (lə-tĭs′ə-məs dôr′sī)
n. pl. la·tis·si·mi dorsi (-mī′)
Either of two broad, flat, triangular muscles with origin from the spinous processes of the lower thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, the sacrum, and the iliac crest, that insert into the humerus and whose action adducts, medially rotates, and extends the arm.

[New Latin lātissimus dorsī : Latin lātissimus, superlative of lātus, wide + Latin dorsī, genitive of dorsum, back.]
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la•tis•si•mus dor•si

(ləˈtɪs ə məs ˈdɔr saɪ)

n., pl. la•tis•si•mi dorsi (ləˈtɪs əˌmaɪ)
a broad, flat muscle on each side of the middle of the back, the action of which draws the arm backward and downward.
[< New Latin: literally, the broadest (muscle) of the back]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.latissimus dorsi - a broad flat muscle on either side of the backlatissimus dorsi - a broad flat muscle on either side of the back
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
back, dorsum - the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
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The first approach refers to volume replacement procedures, which combine resection with immediate reconstruction of the defect using autologous tissue (local fasciocutaneous flaps and latissimus dorsi mini-flaps) (11) and the second approach is represented by volume-displacement procedures, which combine resection with a variety of different breast-reduction and reshaping techniques, according to the location of the tumor (12-15).
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There have been numerous descriptions of muscular variations in the axillary region, in the axillary fossa or in the walls that form it, including Langer's axillary arch which is a muscle-fascial arch that originates in the lateral edge of the latissimus dorsi muscle and passes in front of the axillary vessels and nerves to join the fascia of the coracobrachialis muscle (Ortiz et al., 2009; Stanching, 2016).
Thin perforator flaps such as the ALT, the latissimus dorsi perforator and SCIA perforator flap can be used.
Two titanium bars together with a prolene mesh overlying were fixed in the posterior-to-anterior direction to provide stability, and to support the area of the defect, an ipsilateral, latissimus dorsi, rotational musculocutaneous flap was prepared by a plastic surgeon.
On physical exam, the entry wound was at the left side of the thyroid cartilage and the exit wound in the right latissimus dorsi around 5 cm from the mid-line, no active bleeding and ET tube sutured to the left side of the neck (fig 1), no jugular veins distention, no signs of expanding hematoma, good bilateral air entry with normal saturation.
Latissimus dorsi avulsion injury is particularly rare in sport of all types, with limited published information informing recognition and optimal management.
Thus, in the back area, the muscles strengthened were the latissimus dorsi, the rhomboids, the quadratus lumborum; in the hip, the gluteus muscles, the iliopsoas, the pelvitrochanteric muscles, the tensor fascia lata; and in the legs, the adductor muscles, the quadriceps, the hamstrings, the sartorius.
After the patient was admitted to our ward, we removed the tumor by a wide excision leaving a defect of 24x16 cm which was reconstructed with a latissimus dorsi flap.
Background: The latissimus dorsi (LD) flap procedure remains a popular and useful breast reconstruction tool in China and Western countries, and donor site seroma formation is the main complication.
The chest wall was reconstructed with a polypropylene mesh and the latissimus dorsi flap.