Primary selection of a pedicled rectus femoris flap for protection of aortic graft

Carissa L. Patete, Kriya Gishen, Ajani Nugent, Jorge Rey

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Abstract

The rectus femoris pedicled muscle flap is a widely used option for coverage of infected vascular grafts in groin reconstruction as well as in reconstruction of abdominal wall defects. Here we present the case of primary placement of a pedicled rectus femoris flap to provide well-vascularized tissue interposed between an aortic Dacron interposition graft and bowel. This previously undescribed use of the rectus femoris proves to be an indispensable method when the more common alternatives, such as omental and rectus abdominis flaps, are not available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-517
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aortic graft
  • Pedicled muscle flap
  • Rectus femoris flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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