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Eun Key Kim 1 Article
Reconstruction of a Large Infected Midline Abdominal Wall Defect Using a Latissimus Dorsi Free Flap
Han Gyu Cha, Eun Key Kim, Suk-Kyung Hong
J Trauma Inj. 2018;31(2):91-95.   Published online August 31, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2018.31.2.91
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Managing large infected midline abdominal defects are clinically challenging and technically demanding. The alloplastic materials, regional flaps, and component separation are usually infeasible because of the size, location, depth, and state of the defects. In these cases, the free flap is the only option with a large well-vascularized tissue that is free to inset regardless of the location. Herein, we report a case of 44-year-old man with a large infected midline abdominal wall defect who was completely treated with a latissimus dorsi myocutaeous free flap followed by negative pressure wound therapy.

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