Immediate flap coverage in the treatment of large surgical defects after tumor resection.


Fifty-one patients with large surgical defects after tumor resection (range of 100 to 1,050 centimeters squared, mean of 259 centimeters squared) were treated with immediate flap coverage. Indications for flaps were exposed vital structures, a wound bed unsuitable for skin grafting or planned postoperative radiation. Patients were divided into three groups… (More)


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