Clinical reappraisal of the segmental pectoralis major turn-over flap for coverage of the local mediastinal wound

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg. 2005;39(5):290-4. doi: 10.1080/02844310510042367.

Abstract

The viability of a long and narrow pectoralis major turn-over flap based on one intercostal muscle perforator was supported by the result of our cadaveric injection study. This flap preserves the muscular strength and aesthetic contour of the anterior axillary line, and is attractive for reconstruction of the mid-sternum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cadaver
  • Dissection
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mediastinitis / etiology
  • Mediastinitis / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pectoralis Muscles / blood supply
  • Pectoralis Muscles / diagnostic imaging
  • Pectoralis Muscles / transplantation*
  • Radiography
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Surgical Flaps / blood supply*
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wounds and Injuries / etiology
  • Wounds and Injuries / surgery