Atelectasis after free rectus transfer and abdominal wall reconstruction

Jamie O. Lo, Stephen M. Weber, Peter Andersen, Neil D. Gross, Marc Gosselin, Mark Wax

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Background. Atelectasis is commonly encountered in patients undergoing rectus abdominus tissue transfer. Primary closure of the anterior rectus sheath may contribute to this process. Augmentation of the closure with mesh may decrease the incidence of Atelectasis. Methods. In this retrospective review 32 patients with preoperative and postoperative augmentation were compared to 23 who had primary closure of the anterior rectus sheath. Results. Augmentation consisted of acellular dermis (25) or mesh (7). Postoperative atelectasis was radiographically detected in: 91% (n = 29) of augmented patients versus 83% (n = 19) of primary closure patients. Major atelectasis in 41% (n = 13) of augmented patients versus 61% (n = 14) of primary closure patients p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1339-1343
Number of pages5
JournalHead and Neck
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008

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Pulmonary Atelectasis
Abdominal Wall
Acellular Dermis
Rectus Abdominis
Incidence

Keywords

  • Acellular dermis
  • Alloderm
  • Atelectasis
  • Free flap
  • Free tissue transfer
  • Mesh
  • Rectus abdominus

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Atelectasis after free rectus transfer and abdominal wall reconstruction. / Lo, Jamie O.; Weber, Stephen M.; Andersen, Peter; Gross, Neil D.; Gosselin, Marc; Wax, Mark.

In: Head and Neck, Vol. 30, No. 10, 10.2008, p. 1339-1343.

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Lo, Jamie O. ; Weber, Stephen M. ; Andersen, Peter ; Gross, Neil D. ; Gosselin, Marc ; Wax, Mark. / Atelectasis after free rectus transfer and abdominal wall reconstruction. In: Head and Neck. 2008 ; Vol. 30, No. 10. pp. 1339-1343.
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