Published in Cancer Weekly, March 9th, 2004
According to recent research published in the journal Annals of Plastic Surgery, "Coverage of complex perineal wounds resulting from surgical and radiation therapy results in significant morbidity. Acute complications occur in 25% to 60% of patients. Serious complications occur in 25% to 46% of patients."
"Musculocutaneous or omental flaps are used as primary or salvage procedures for nonhealing perineal wounds. Vertical rectus abdominis flaps are ideally suited to bring nonirradiated tissue into defects associated...
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