Combined reconstruction of complex defects of the chest wall
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CitationAkan, M., Eker, G., Kargı, B., Yıldırım, S. ve Aköz, T. (2006). Combined reconstruction of complex defects of the chest wall. Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery. 40(2), s. 93-100.
Defects of the chest wall are often encountered, and good results can be obtained both cosmetically and functionally from their treatment. We treated 13 patients with full thickness chest wall defects. Follow up ranged from 12 days to 19 months. Three had had recurrent breast carcinoma, seven relapse after excision of a sarcoma, two had had lesions of the chest wall after irradiation, and one had a sternal fistula. Local skin, musculocutaneous and free latissimus dorsi and anterolateral thigh flaps were done to cover soft tissue. Fascia lata, polypropylene (Marlex†) mesh, and Marlex† mesh-methylmethacrylate sandwich prosthesis, were used to stabilise the skeleton in nine patients. Two of the patients died postoperatively, one early. The use of Marlex† mesh-methylmethacrylate sandwich prostheses for the stabilisation of the skeleton and local musculocutaneous flaps for covering soft tissues after resection of three or more ribs is effective.
SourceScandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
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