[Thoracic wall defect reconstruction and dead space obliteration with an intra-/extrathoracic free flap].

Journal Article (English Abstract;Journal Article)

Presented is the case of a 61-year-old male patient with a chronic thoracic wall defect, including a bronchopleural fistula, after multiple resections of a desmoid tumor. After partial lung resection to remove the bronchopleural fistula, dead space was partially obliterated and the thoracic wall reconstructed with a free combined intra- and extrathoracic rectus abdominis muscle flap.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harenberg, PS; Viol, AW; D'Amico, TA; Levin, LS; Erdmann, D

Published Date

  • July 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 641 - 644

PubMed ID

  • 19280081

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1433-0385

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00104-009-1695-y


  • ger

Conference Location

  • Germany