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, vol.59, no.5, pp.501-506, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.sap.0000258984.77122.8f
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.501-506

Abstract

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.