Versatile use of the pedicled latissimus dorsi flap as a salvage procedure in reconstruction of complex injuries of the upper extremity


TAN Ö., ATİK B. , ERGEN D.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.59, ss.501-506, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

Complex injuries of the upper limb are usually associated with massive soft tissue necrosis, infection, and exposure of the vital structures. Management is fairly problematic, requiring multiple operations and prolonged hospitalization. We herein present a versatile use of the pedicled latissimus dorsi flap as a salvage procedure, and its advantages.