Reconstruction of the abdomen and perineum in cancer surgery

Academic Article


  • Trunk and perineal defects after tumor resection present a challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. When primary closure is not possible, the use of well-vascularized autogenous tissue is required to achieve adequate soft- tissue coverage. Pedicled muscle or myocutaneous flaps provide excellent sources of vascularized tissue for postradiation defects. When local tissues preclude the use of pedicled flaps, free-tissue transfers can be performed. A thorough understanding of radiation wounds and the reconstructive options is essential for treatment of these challenging defects.
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    Author List

  • Fix RJ; TerKonda SP; Zinsser J; Vasconez LO
  • Start Page

  • 115
  • End Page

  • 132
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 1