Thoracic reconstruction of exposed lung by contralateral pectoralis major muscle flap

  • Ravindra Kumar
  • Brijesh Mishra
  • Divya Narain Upadhyaya
  • Navneet Sharma
Keywords: Muscle flap, Pectoralis major, Thoracic reconstruction

Abstract

Chest wall defects are defined as defects with variable loss of skin, muscles, and rib cage with exposed pleura or lung. The exposed lung is a life-threatening emergency and requires urgent intervention to restore airtight closure. We use contralateral pectoralis major muscle turnover flap to obliterate dead space and airtight closure for full thickness right-sided chest wall injury with exposed lungs.

Published
2017-11-28
How to Cite
Kumar, R., Mishra, B., Upadhyaya, D., & Sharma, N. (2017, November 28). Thoracic reconstruction of exposed lung by contralateral pectoralis major muscle flap. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 3(4), 229-231. Retrieved from http://atharvapub.net/index.php/IJCR/article/view/426
Section
Case Report