Thoracic reconstruction of exposed lung by contralateral pectoralis major muscle flap

  • Ravindra Kumar
  • Brijesh Mishra
  • Divya Narain Upadhyaya
  • Navneet Sharma

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.

Keywords: Muscle flap, Pectoralis major, Thoracic reconstruction
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Kumar, R., Mishra, B., Upadhyaya, D., & Sharma, N. (2017). Thoracic reconstruction of exposed lung by contralateral pectoralis major muscle flap. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 3(4), 229-231. Retrieved from https://atharvapub.net/IJCR/article/view/426
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