Endoscopic Harvesting of Free Muscle Flaps
The necessary long incision leaves scars the patient has to face every day (Fig. 1).
The opening of the anterior layer of the rectus sheath has to be carried out over the hole length of the muscle, which has to be removed. The long incision of the rectus sheath with removal of the long abdominal muscle carries the danger of weakening of the abdominl wall, development of hernia, and other conditions particular to each patient have to be taken into account (when supporting facts are added during the first week after surgery). These could be adiposity, chronic bronchitis, constipation or a lack of rest.
KeywordsLatissimus Dorsi Muscle Flap Rectus Sheath Latissimus Dorsi Flap Perforator Vessel
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