Pectoralis Major and Serratus Anterior Muscle Flap for Diaphragmatic Reconstruction

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The reconstruction of diaphragmatic defects after chondrosarcoma resection is challenging. In diaphragmatic reconstruction with chest wall defects, strong chest wall reconstruction and diaphragmatic flexibility are important to avoid interference with respiration. The artificial material, Gore-Tex (W. L. Gore & Associates), is used as the first choice, but it has drawbacks related to infection, exposure, and durability. As an alternative method using artificial material, we present our alternative technique for diaphragmatic reconstruction using a reversed-combined pectoralis major and serratus anterior muscle flap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e51-e54
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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