Year : 2018  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

V–Y advancement gluteus maximus fasciocutaneous flap—A useful flap for sacral defects

Sapthagiri Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chetan Satish
67, 14th Cross, 1st Block, R.T. Nagar, Bangalore-560032, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njps.njps_4_17

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Introduction: This study was done to evaluate the usefulness of V–Y advancement gluteus maximus fasciocutaneous flap in the management of sacral defects. Material and methods: A total of 15 patients with sacral defects either due to sacral pressure sores or defects following excision of sacral soft tissue tumors were treated using this technique in a single stage. The size of the defect and postoperative complications in each patient were assessed. The follow-up period was a minimum of 1 year. Results: All wounds healed with no recurrence. During follow-up, two patients had wound healing problems with wound discharge which healed with dressings within 2 months. Conclusion: The use of V–Y advancement gluteus maximus fasciocutaneous flap offers an easy and safe flap in sacral defect reconstruction.

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