Reconstruction of a wide abdominal defect using an extended groin flap


Guneren E. , Orak I., Dervisoglu A.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.58, no.6, pp.845-848, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjps.2005.01.011
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.845-848

Abstract

We present reconstruction of a wide anterior abdominal defect measuring 30X45 cm(2), the result of necrotising pancreatitis. After serial debridements and reconstruction of the peritoneum using a Prolene mesh support, a delayed extended groin flap was transposed. No complications were encountered afterwards. An extended groin flap can be used safety to cover a full-thickness defect of the abdominal watt encompassing all of the anatomic subunits. (c) 2005 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.