Experience with U-shaped Gluteal Thigh Flap for Reconstruction of Radionecrosis in the Sacral Region

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Abstract

The gluteal thigh flap first reported by Hurwitz in 1980 can provide a large reliable flap for coverage of the sacrogluteal and perineal regions. This flap can be extended quite some way along its axial inferior gluteal vessels, but its width is limited to ˜ 10 cm if direct approximation of the donor site defect is required. In this article, we report a U-shaped modification of the gluteal thigh flap for efficient use of the flap in covering a large defect in the sacrogluteal region.

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