We have evolved and used a simple technique that refines omentoplasty in chest wall reconstruction. Although our series is small, the technique appears to be safe, with a low complication rate. One patient died early from causes unrelated to the omental surgery; another died late, also from unrelated causes. In the remaining two patients, no postoperative gastrointestinal herniation into the chest has been identified. This technique may represent a potential solution to a known problem in omental transposition. We anticipate it may become increasingly useful in reducing morbidity and mortality rates for gastrointestinal herniation following laparotomy during sternal reconstruction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Plastic and reconstructive surgery|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2006|
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