A case of successful closure of an empyema cavity with a propeller-type latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap

Hiroaki Takizawa, Souhati Toriyabe, Takayuki Aizawa, Koreyuki Kurosawa

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Abstract

After surgical treatment of a chronic empyema, a large cavity remains that often requires recon-struction for both functional and cosmetic reasons. A pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap is the first choice for closure of the cavity ; however, it is of limited use if the muscle had been divided in a previous open chest surgery. We describe a case of a successful closure of an empyema cavity by using the surviving proximal muscle body of the latissimus dorsi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-464
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume60
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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