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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Plastic and reconstructive surgery|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2003|
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