• To bulge or not to bulge: Rectus abdominis functional reconstruction after soft tissue sarcoma resection

    12 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Abdominal wall soft tissue sarcomas patients have a high rate of postoperative complications such as fistulas, chronical mesh infection, or functional alterations. In terms of abdominal wall reconstruction, there are many surgical approaches: from the simplest with partial thickness skin grafts to more demanding techniques like free flaps.The main goal until now has been to achieve a stable coverage, but functional alterations (coughing, urinating, defecating, exercising, etc.) can affect the patient´s quality of life and it is not possible to prevent it without a dynamic coverage.
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