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Reconstruction of Hemipelvectomy Defect Using a Fillet Flap with Femoral Periosteum

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Backgrounds: Reconstruction after hemipelvectomy is very important for rehabilitation into society. The pelvis plays an important role for support of the intra-abdominal organs. Methods: We operated 3 cases using fillet flaps with the femoral periosteum for reconstruction of hemipelvectomy defect. Results: It is useful to elevate the flap all around with the femoral periosteum, because the periosteum can be sutured to supporting pelvic structures with the aim to support intra-abdominal organs. Conclusion: Without alternative supports for the bony pelvis, pelvic reconstructions are at risk for hernia and it may be difficult for outpatients to fit their habiliments after radical cure. The rigid support for the intra-abdominal organs occurs in association with the suture pelvic and femoral periosteum.

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M. Yazawa, T. Kaneko, S. Katsumata and K. Kishi, "Reconstruction of Hemipelvectomy Defect Using a Fillet Flap with Femoral Periosteum," Surgical Science, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2010, pp. 49-52. doi: 10.4236/ss.2010.12010.


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