Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous Flap
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Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous Flap

This Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous Flap course will teach you:

  • The Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous Flap: a distant pedicled flap with the inferior epigastric vessels as its pedicle. The main objective being to close a defect after a resection is performed on the breast, pelvic, perineal, groin or thigh areas while maintaining the functionality and esthetics of the donor site and the recipient site.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous Flap:

  • Perforator injury
  • Inferior epigastric vessels injury
  • Pedicle injury

With the following tips you might perform the Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous Flap even better:

  • Perforator preservation
  • Alternative mesh positioning: on top of posterior or anterior rectus sheath
  • Drain placement to avoid seroma accumulation

After studying the Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous Flap course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Flap failure

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Rectus Abdominis Muscle Flap

Step by step

Rectus muscle exposure

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin in the midline in a longitudinal direction with a skin island on the preferred abdominal side. The position of the perforator vessels should be bared in mind. Most of the perforators are positioned around the umbilicus.

Incise

Incise the skin following the markings of the midline incision and the skin island.

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