Title

Polyglactin 910 Mesh for Support of the Donor Defect of the Double-Pedicled Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous Flap.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-1989

Abstract

The most significant concern in using the lower rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap is creation of an eventration or even a frank hernia of the abdominal wall. Frequently, reinforcement using an alloplastic implant following closure of the double-pedicled donor defect is required. In an effort to avoid the use of any foreign materials, particularly if the goal in breast reconstruction is to use only autogenous tissues, strong consideration for incorporating an absorbable mesh is advocated to provide abdominal wall support.

Volume

22

Issue

4

First Page

358

Last Page

364

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

2523209

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article