Immediate soft-tissue reconstruction using a rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap following wide resection of malignant bone tumours of the pelvis

K. Ogura, S. Miyamoto, M. Sakuraba, H. Chuman, T. Fujiwara, A. Kawai

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Abstract

Resection of malignant bony tumours of the pelvis creates large bone and soft-tissue defects, and is frequently associated with complications such as wound dehiscence and deep infection. We present the results of six patients in whom a rectus abdominis myocutaneous (RAM) flap was used following resection of a malignant tumour of the pelvis. Bony reconstruction was performed using a constrained hip tumour prosthesis in three patients, vascularised fibular graft in two and frozen autograft in one. At a mean follow-up of 63 months (16 to 115), no patients had a problem with the wound. Immediate reconstruction using a RAM flap may be used after resection of a malignant tumour of the pelvis to provide an adequate volume of tissue to eliminate the dead space, cover the exposed bone or implants with well-vascularised soft tissue and to reduce the risk of complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-273
Number of pages4
JournalBone and Joint Journal
Volume96 B
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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