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Alemrajabi M, Khavanin Zadeh M, Hemmati N, Banivaheb B, Alemrajabi F, Jahanian S, et al . Inferior Part of Rectus Abdominis Muscle Flap Outcomes after Abdominoperineal Resection: A Case Series Pilot Study. WJPS. 2021; 10 (3) :104-110
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1- Firoozgar Clinical Research Development Center (FCRDC), Firoozgar hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran.
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BACKGROUND
The standard surgical treatment for low rectal cancer is abdominoperineal resection (APR). Comparing to primary closure, immediate flap reconstruction has shown to have good outcomes. We aimed to assess the inferior rectus abdominis muscle flap complications after APR surgery, a new method of reconstruction.
METHODS
This study was conducted from 2014 to 2016 in a single center in Firoozgar Hospital, Tehran, Iran. Eighteen patients who underwent pelvic floor closure with inferior part of abdominis rectus musculofascial flap were included enrolled. The sampling method used in this study was census. All patients had distal rectoanal malignancies. A checklist including age, gender, tumor location, complications after surgery, tumor type, length of hospital stay, length of operation, neoadjuvant chemotherapy and neoadjuvant radiotherapy history was filled for all patients.
RESULTS
Among 18 participants, 27.8% were female. The mean age of participants was 58.28 ± 17.86 yr (minimum of 19 and the maximum of 89 yr). The pathology of the tumor in all but one of the cases was adenocarcinoma (94.4%). The overall complication rate after surgery was 27.8%. In total, 80% received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. In a one year follow-up, 16.8% of patients died.
CONCLUSION
Inferior part of rectus abdominis muscle flap was a reliable and comparable means of reconstruction after APR surgery with low rate of complications and mortality.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/10/10 | Accepted: 2021/07/6 | Published: 2021/10/23

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