Abdomino-perineal resection for anal cancer: impact of a vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneus flap on survival, recurrence, morbidity, and wound healing.

@article{Lefevre2009AbdominoperinealRF,
  title={Abdomino-perineal resection for anal cancer: impact of a vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneus flap on survival, recurrence, morbidity, and wound healing.},
  author={Jeremie H Lefevre and Yann R Parc and Solen Kern{\'e}is and Conor J. Shields and E. Touboul and Marc Chaouat and Emmanuel Tiret},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={250 5},
  pages={707-11}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the results of a vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneus (VRAM) flap after abdomino-perineal resection (APR) for anal cancer (AC). BACKGROUND DATA APR is the only curative treatment for AC that recurs or persists after radiochemotherapy. To obtain a clear surgical margin, APR frequently includes a significant perineal exenteration, leaving a large defect surrounded by irradiated tissue. VRAM may facilitate the healing of such a wound and, by providing tissue that can… CONTINUE READING

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