Extradural myelomeningocele reconstruction using local turnover fascial flaps and midline linear skin closure

Kamlesh B. Patel, Amir H. Taghinia, Mark R. Proctor, Benjamin C. Warf, Arin K. Greene

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Abstract

Myelomeningocele is the most common neural tube defect. Repair typically involves deep closure with regional muscle flaps (e.g. latissimus dorsi, gluteus maximus) and skin closure with rotation, bipedicle, or rhomboid flaps. We describe the reconstruction of large myelomeningocele defects using (1) local fascial turnover flaps with or without paraspinous muscle flaps for deep coverage of the dural repair followed by (2) linear, midline skin closure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1569-1572
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Volume65
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Fascia
  • Flap
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Paraspinous
  • Reconstruction
  • Spina bifida

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