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Immediate reconstruction of the chest wall by latissimus dorsi and vertical rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flaps after radical mastectomy for a huge pleomorphic liposarcoma.
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PMID:  23350740     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract We describe a 53-year-old woman who had a huge pleomorphic liposarcoma of the left breast. She had a left Halstead mastectomy, which left a huge defect in the chest wall. We did an immediate reconstruction of the chest wall with combined latissimuss dorsi musculocutaneous (for the upper half of the defect) and vertical rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flaps (for the lower half of the defect). She then had radiotherapy and chemotherapy during which time the flaps remained viable and provided satisfactory coverage for the irradiated area. Unfortunately four months later she was diagnosed with spinal cord and lung metastases and died seven months after the operation.
Authors:
Yaron Shoham; Michael Koretz; Leonid Kachko; Eldad Silberstien; Yuval Krieger; Alex Bogdanov-Berezovsky
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of plastic surgery and hand surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2000-6764     ISO Abbreviation:  J Plast Surg Hand Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101534130     Medline TA:  J Plast Surg Hand Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department.
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