The external oblique turnover muscle flap

Gregory Ara Dumanian*, Frederick R. Heckler, Steven L. Bernard

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Four external oblique flaps were successfully raised as muscle turnover flaps for three patients to cover irradiated, soft-tissue, lower-back defects and one piece of prosthetic mesh. Muscle dissection was similar to the handling of the external oblique muscle in component-separation hernia repair. The external oblique muscle can cover one-half of the lower back, from the level of approximately T10 to L4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2344-2348
Number of pages5
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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