Singapore flap (pudendal thigh fasciocutaneous flap) for vaginal reconstruction

Lydia A. Fein, Christopher Salgado, Matt Pearson

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Abstract

The Singapore flap, which is a pedicled pudendal fasciocutaneous flap from the thigh, is used for vaginal reconstruction in the case of vaginal agenesis, perineal wound closure, rectovaginal fistula repair, and disorders of sexual differentiation. It may also be used to reconstruct the vagina following pelvic exenteration in the case of gynecologic malignancy. Possible complications include flap loss or necrosis, wound dehiscence, neovaginal stenosis or prolapse, infection, hair growth, and dyspareunia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages617-619
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Pelvic exenteration
  • Vagina agenesis
  • Vaginal reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Fein, L. A., Salgado, C., & Pearson, M. (2016). Singapore flap (pudendal thigh fasciocutaneous flap) for vaginal reconstruction. In Operative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (pp. 617-619). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40631-2_152