Versatility of Lumbar Transposition Flaps in the Closure of Meningomyelocele Skin Defects

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A simple method for repair of skin defects after neurosurgical ablation of meningomyelocele is described. One or two skin flaps adjoining the defect are elevated, the right based superiorly and the left inferiorly. They are then transposed to cover the dural repair, and the donor site is repaired by a split-thickness skin graft. The ability of these flaps to close defects of all sizes is stressed.

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