In spite of positive effects, complications of latissimus dorsi flap
(LDF) reconstructions cannot be ignored.
After the patient was admitted to our ward, we removed the tumor by a wide excision leaving a defect of 24x16 cm which was reconstructed with a latissimus dorsi flap
Randomized clinical trial of the effect of quilting latissimus dorsi flap
donor site on seroma formation.
The chest wall was reconstructed with a polypropylene mesh and the latissimus dorsi flap
. All the patients with tumors were discussed in multidisciplinary team meeting.
Additionally, a right ventricle rupture related to sternal wound infection was reconstructed by utilizing de-epithelialized myocutaneous latissimus dorsi flap
which is previously published (20).
These nodules progressed rapidly, eventually encompassing over 50% of the inferior aspect of the native breast, chest wall fold, latissimus dorsi flap
, and skin over the xiphoid.
As substitute for the patellar tendon a fascia lata graft [3, 13], autologous achilles tendon , or hamstring tendon grafts [15, 16], as well as a latissimus dorsi flap
, were proposed.
The surgical treatments described in the literature for thoracic insufficiency in SCD include vertical expandable prosthetic titanium ribs (VEPTR) and chest wall reconstruction with latissimus dorsi flap
transfers or polypropylene mesh.
(8) reported the usage of a latissimus dorsi flap
in conjunction with a split thickness skin graft, and they suggested that the pedicle can be completely divided postoperatively.
The 8 cm x 10 cm chest wall defect was reconstructed with inlay PROCEED mesh and reinforced with a pedicled latissimus dorsi flap
. Five months postoperatively the patient had complete resolution of symptoms, no evidence of herniation, and a stable wound.
However, in the presence of colonic contamination, the abdomen should be copiously irrigated, and an autologous tissue flap (omentum or latissimus dorsi flap
) can be considered .
Caption: Figure 1: 50-year-old patient affected by shoulder sarcoma after tumor excision and reconstruction with pedicled latissimus dorsi flap
and skin grafts.