Reconstruction of extensive abdominal wall defects with microvascular tensor fasciae latae flap.

@article{Tukiainen2011ReconstructionOE,
  title={Reconstruction of extensive abdominal wall defects with microvascular tensor fasciae latae flap.},
  author={Erkki Juhani Tukiainen and Ari Lepp{\"a}niemi},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={880-4}
}
BACKGROUND Most abdominal wall defects can be repaired with a mesh, components separation technique or pedicle flaps, but a free flap reconstruction might be the only option for large epigastric or non-midline defects. This retrospective study reviewed the results of consecutive patients who had extensive full-thickness abdominal wall defects reconstructed with a large, microvascular tensor fasciae latae (TFL) flap. METHODS A 30-35 × 15-20-cm TFL flap was harvested and microvascular… CONTINUE READING