Title

Intrathoracic Application of the Transverse Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous Flap.

Publication/Presentation Date

10-1-1992

Abstract

The use of extrathoracic muscles for intrathoracic transposition of healthy tissues for correction of intrathoracic pathology has many precedents. The lower transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap as elevated in a manner identical to that more commonly used for breast reconstruction may also serve that role especially for basilar thoracic defects if more traditional muscle flap options are unavailable. A unique case of intrathoracic transfer of a lower transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap for obliteration of a chronic empyema cavity is presented.

Volume

29

Issue

4

First Page

357

Last Page

361

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

1466534

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article