Closure of hemicorporectomy with bilateral subtotal thigh flaps

David W. Chang, Jeffrey E. Lee, Ziya L. Gokaslan, Geoffrey L. Robb

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Abstract

Hemicorporectomy is typically performed with a circumferential truncal incision, and the wound is closed primarily. Wound disruption is a common complication, especially at the base of the wound closure and posteriorly at the lumbar vertebral level. We report a case of the use of bilateral subtotal thigh flaps for the closure of a hemicorporectomy wound in a patient with a defect extending up to the high lumbar region. The subtotal thigh flap is a well-vascularized thick flap that provides a firm support for the abdominal viscera and is a large flap that can be used to close even a high lumbar defect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1742-1746
Number of pages5
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume105
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Thigh
Wounds and Injuries
Lumbosacral Region
Viscera

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Chang, D. W., Lee, J. E., Gokaslan, Z. L., & Robb, G. L. (2000). Closure of hemicorporectomy with bilateral subtotal thigh flaps. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 105(5), 1742-1746.

Closure of hemicorporectomy with bilateral subtotal thigh flaps. / Chang, David W.; Lee, Jeffrey E.; Gokaslan, Ziya L.; Robb, Geoffrey L.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 105, No. 5, 04.2000, p. 1742-1746.

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Chang, DW, Lee, JE, Gokaslan, ZL & Robb, GL 2000, 'Closure of hemicorporectomy with bilateral subtotal thigh flaps', Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 105, no. 5, pp. 1742-1746.
Chang DW, Lee JE, Gokaslan ZL, Robb GL. Closure of hemicorporectomy with bilateral subtotal thigh flaps. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2000 Apr;105(5):1742-1746.
Chang, David W. ; Lee, Jeffrey E. ; Gokaslan, Ziya L. ; Robb, Geoffrey L. / Closure of hemicorporectomy with bilateral subtotal thigh flaps. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2000 ; Vol. 105, No. 5. pp. 1742-1746.
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