Vaginal reconstruction with rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps after abdominoplasty

Vaginal reconstruction with rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps after abdominoplasty Eur J Plast Surg (2013) 36:669–670 DOI 10.1007/s00238-013-0824-5 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Vaginal reconstruction with rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps after abdominoplasty Bryan J. Correa & Erik M. Wolfswinkel & William M. Weathers & Tue Dinh Received: 13 December 2012 /Accepted: 8 March 2013 /Published online: 18 April 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 Sir, exception that the entire width and length of fascia under the In vaginal reconstruction, autologous flaps can provide coverage skin paddle was included with the flap. This was done in order of a critical wound and return of function, which significantly to capture as many musculocutaneous perforators as possible, improves psychological well-being and quality of life. Many maximizing perfusion to the skin paddle. After elevation, the patients will have multiple reconstructive options for a vaginal flap maintained normal capillary refill and demonstrated good defect; however, there are some cases where an ideal flap exists bleeding throughout the entire length of the skin paddle (Fig. and the alternatives are either suboptimal or infeasible. We 2a). The flap was then folded on itself to create the neovaginal present a case to demonstrate the viability of performing a vault (Fig. 2b) and inset into the pelvis after dissection of European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Vaginal reconstruction with rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps after abdominoplasty

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