Reconstruction of irradiated postpneumonectomy empyema cavity with chain-link coupled microsurgical omental and TRAM flaps.

Abstract

We present the first case of complete hemithoracic reconstruction of an irradiated postpneumonectomy recurrent empyema cavity that was unresponsive to multiple conventional treatments. The procedure described used a chain-link of two coupled free flaps consisting of an omental and TRAM flap. A single abdominal donor site and single operative position are other advantages of this technique that provides sufficient volume to obviate the need for thoracoplasty even in the largest wounds.

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@article{Rand2000ReconstructionOI, title={Reconstruction of irradiated postpneumonectomy empyema cavity with chain-link coupled microsurgical omental and TRAM flaps.}, author={Rhonda Rand and Benjamin Maser and G M Dry and {\'E}milie Valli{\`e}res}, journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery}, year={2000}, volume={105 1}, pages={183-6; discussion 187} }