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          VOLUME 36 / ISSUE 1


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7 - Versalite usage rectus abdominis flaps

İlkay Hüthüt, Kemal Uğurlu, Soner Tatlıdede, Semra Hacıkerim Karşıdağ Ayşin Karasoy, İsmail Kuran

Objective: In this study, rectus abdominis muscle and myocutaneus flaps which were applied in our clinic are evaluated .

Study design: Rectus abdominis muscle and myocutaneus flaps which were applied on 22 patients between 1990-2000 are evaluated.

Results: The mean age of the 12 female and 10 male patients was 40. Main etiologies were tumor resection, trauma, infection and congenital anomalies. Reconstructed sites were head and neck, genital area, breasts and lower extremity. Anterior rectus sheet was primarily repaired in all cases. Partial flap necrosis and abdominal hernia were noticed in one patient and we saw fat necrosis in one patient.

Conclusions: Rectus abdominis muscle and myocutaneous flaps are frequently used for the reconstruction of many anatomic regions in patients with wide tissue defects. These easily prepared flaps have a long and reliable pedicle and low donor area morbidity .

Keywords: Rectus abdominis flap, versalite usage

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