Reconstruction of a large full-thickness abdominal wall defect using free latissimus dorsi muscle flap: A case report (การปิดผนังหน้าท้องโดยใช้กล้ามเนื้อ latissimus dorsi: รายงานผู้ป่วย 1 ราย)
Keywords:abdominal wall defect, abdominal wall reconstruction, latissimus dorsi flap
Repairing of complex abdominal wall defects challenges both general and reconstructive surgeons. For the large-full-thickness defects, distant flaps or free tissue transfer is required to restore the abdominal wall. In this report, a patient with large abdominal defect following excision of a large peripheral nerve sheath tumor was reconstructed by free latissimus dorsi flap. The reconstruction was successful although revascularization was performed one day later. The patient recovered well with no abdominal wall weakening after 4-month follow-up.