Perineal reconstruction after abdominoperineal excision using inferior gluteal artery perforator flaps.

@article{Hainsworth2012PerinealRA,
  title={Perineal reconstruction after abdominoperineal excision using inferior gluteal artery perforator flaps.},
  author={Alison J Hainsworth and M Al Akash and Paul Roblin and P N Mohanna and David D. Ross and Mark L. George},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={99 4},
  pages={584-8}
}
BACKGROUND Perineal wound complications following abdominoperineal excision (APE) for low rectal tumours remain an important cause of morbidity and prolonged hospital stay, particularly after chemoradiotherapy. The aim was to assess outcomes after using inferior gluteal artery perforator (IGAP) flaps for immediate perineal reconstruction, and to compare these with the authors' previous experience and published literature on myocutaneous flaps. METHODS A series of patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING