Sliding free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap for closure of a massive abdominal wall defect: A case report.
- Annika Senghaas,
- Thomas Kremer,
- Volker J Schmidt,
- Leila Harhaus,
- Christoph Hirche,
- Ulrich Kneser,
- Amir K Bigdeli
Microsurgery 2018 Feb 16. Epub 2018 Feb 16.
Department of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Center, BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen, Hand and Plastic Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.
Despite considerable advances in reconstructive surgery, massive abdominal wall defects continue to pose a significant surgical challenge. We report the case of a 72-year-old morbidly obese female patient with Clostridium septicum-related gas gangrene of the abdominal wall. After multidisciplinary treatment and multiple extensive debridements, a massive full-thickness defect (40 cm × 35 cm) of the right abdominal wall was present. Read More