Reconstruction of a large abdominal wall defect resulting after necrotizing fasciitis with free latissimus dorsi flap

Reconstruction of a large abdominal wall defect resulting after necrotizing fasciitis with free... Necrotizing fasciitis is a severe, life-threatening infection. When it occurs, rapid and wide debridement of all affected tissues is the mainstay of treatment. We present a case in which a large, full-thickness abdominal wall defect occurred after debridement of a necrotizing fasciitis. The defect was reconstructed using a free latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. This large and versatile innervated flap seems to be a promising choice for reconstruction of full thickness abdominal wall defects. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Reconstruction of a large abdominal wall defect resulting after necrotizing fasciitis with free latissimus dorsi flap

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050023
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Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a severe, life-threatening infection. When it occurs, rapid and wide debridement of all affected tissues is the mainstay of treatment. We present a case in which a large, full-thickness abdominal wall defect occurred after debridement of a necrotizing fasciitis. The defect was reconstructed using a free latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. This large and versatile innervated flap seems to be a promising choice for reconstruction of full thickness abdominal wall defects.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 16, 2000

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