Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap Harvest

This video highlights the surgical nuances of rectus abdominis myocutaneous free flap harvest.

Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Free Flap Harvest
Skull Base Reconstruction following Craniofacial Resection
-Surgical Candidacy -Prior Abdominal Surgery -Abdominal Hernia -Wound Healing Issues -Microvascular pathology
Routine Free flap harvest set up
Routine surgical work up for microvascular reconstruction
Dictated in detail within the surgical video. Please identify the rectus abdominis muscle, arcuate line, transversalis fascia, external oblique muscle, linea alba, anterior and poster rectus fascia.
-Concern for abdominal weakness -Risk of hernia formation
-Surgical expertise and clinical competency will help avoid complications
No conflicts of interest to disclose
Urken ML, Turk JB, Weinberg H, Vickery C, Biller HF. The Rectus Abdominis Free Flap in Head and Neck Reconstruction. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117(8):857–866. doi:10.1001/archotol.1991.01870200051007

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