Reconstruction of an extensive thigh defect with the paraumbilical TRAM flap.

@article{Senchenkov2003ReconstructionOA,
  title={Reconstruction of an extensive thigh defect with the paraumbilical TRAM flap.},
  author={Alex Senchenkov and Neil R. Thomford and Frank E Barone},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={91-6}
}
Reconstruction of extensive defects after radical resection of soft-tissue sarcomas of the extremities has become an essential part of the limb salvage approach to the management of these tumors. The authors describe the successful use of a paraumbilical transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap with the pedicle based on the inferior epigastric artery for reconstruction of a 24- x 22-cm soft-tissue and skin defect of the anterior thigh after wide local excision of a recurrent malignant… CONTINUE READING