Abdominal musculoaponeuretic system: magnetic resonance imaging evaluation before and after vertical plication of rectus muscle diastasis in conjunction with lipoabdominoplasty.

@article{Elkhatib2011AbdominalMS,
  title={Abdominal musculoaponeuretic system: magnetic resonance imaging evaluation before and after vertical plication of rectus muscle diastasis in conjunction with lipoabdominoplasty.},
  author={Hamdy A. Elkhatib and Shankar Rao Buddhavarapu and Habeba Henna and Walid M. Kassem},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={128 6},
  pages={733e-40e}
}
BACKGROUND The purposes of this study were to compare preoperative magnetic resonance imaging and intraoperative measurements of rectus diastasis and to evaluate the long-term durability of the plication of the anterior rectus fascia. METHODS Twenty consecutive cases of middle-aged female subjects undergoing lipoabdominoplasty and rectus plication were studied by magnetic resonance imaging preoperatively and between 6 months and 25 months postoperatively. Images were obtained in the T1 axial… CONTINUE READING