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A new method for closure of large donor side defects after raising the pectoralis major flap


Kruse, A L D; Luebbers, H T; Grätz, K W; Bredell, M (2011). A new method for closure of large donor side defects after raising the pectoralis major flap. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 15(4):251-252.

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BACKGROUND: Although free flaps are reliable for head and neck reconstructions, the pectoralis major flap (PMF) is still often used. In cases of a large PMF, the closure of the donor side can be a challenge. CASE REPORT: A technique, originally developed for the treatment and prevention of abdominal ruptures after laparotomy, is presented as an alternative for closure of large donor side defects. CONCLUSION: The use of Ventrofil(R) is an additional option for large donor side defects and especially to bridge the period of postoperative swelling. If utilized special attention must be paid to possible pressure necrosis of the underlying skin.

BACKGROUND: Although free flaps are reliable for head and neck reconstructions, the pectoralis major flap (PMF) is still often used. In cases of a large PMF, the closure of the donor side can be a challenge. CASE REPORT: A technique, originally developed for the treatment and prevention of abdominal ruptures after laparotomy, is presented as an alternative for closure of large donor side defects. CONCLUSION: The use of Ventrofil(R) is an additional option for large donor side defects and especially to bridge the period of postoperative swelling. If utilized special attention must be paid to possible pressure necrosis of the underlying skin.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:17 Feb 2011 07:52
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:47
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1865-1550
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10006-010-0245-6
PubMed ID:20683630
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-46025

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