Journal article

Morbidity associated with the immediate vertical rectus abdominus myocutaneous flap reconstruction after radical pelvic surgery

MJ Proctor, DA Westwood, S Donahoe, A Chauhan, AC Lynch, AG Heriot, K Sent-Doux, T Creagh, FA Frizelle, CJ Wakeman

Colorectal Disease | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patients who undergo radical pelvic surgery, often have problems with perineal wound healing and pelvic collections. While there is recognition of the perineal morbidity, there also remains uncertainty around the benefit of VRAM flaps due to the balance between primary healing and the complications associated with this form of reconstruction. AIM: This study aimed to evaluate factors associated with significant flap and donor site related complications following VRAM flap reconstruction for radical pelvic surgery. METHOD: A retrospective analyses of VRAM flap-related complications was undertaken from the prospectively maintained databases for all patients undergoing radical pelvi..

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