J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Jun 31;52(3):172-177. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
a Department of Plastic Surgery , Helsinki University Hospital , Helsinki , Finland.
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J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2008 Jun 25;61(6):628-35. Epub 2007 Jul 25.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Federal Postgraduate Medical Institute, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
Background: Reconstruction of full thickness defects of the chest wall is controversial and presents a complicated treatment scenario for thoracic and reconstructive plastic surgeons. It requires close cooperation between the cardiothoracic and reconstructive surgeons to achieve an optimal outcome and reduce the incidence of complications.
Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate our results in patients who underwent prosthetic bony reconstruction with polypropylene mesh and pedicle latissimus dorsi flap after chest wall resection. Read More
J Egypt Natl Canc Inst 2005 Sep;17(3):139-48
The Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University.
Background: The tensor fascia lata is a versatile flap with many uses in reconstructive plastic surgery. As a pedicled flap its reach to the lower abdomen and groin made it an attractive option for reconstructing soft tissue defects after tumor ablation. However, debate exists on the safe dimension of the flap, as distal tip necrosis is common. Read More
Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Aug;142(2):536-547
Helsinki, Finland From the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital.
Background: The aim of this study was to analyze chest wall reconstruction following oncologic resection performed by a single surgeon over a 19-year period.
Methods: A retrospective review was performed for 135 patients who underwent oncologic chest wall resection from 1997 to 2015.
Results: Average patient age was 57. Read More
Ann Surg 2000 Oct;232(4):586-96
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.
Objective: To analyze a series of patients treated for recurrent or chronic abdominal wall hernias and determine a treatment protocol for defect reconstruction.
Summary Background Data: Complex or recurrent abdominal wall defects may be the result of a failed prior attempt at closure, trauma, infection, radiation necrosis, or tumor resection. The use of prosthetic mesh as a fascial substitute or reinforcement has been widely reported. Read More