In the patient as shown below, chest wall closure has been achieved by using which flap?
A. Transversely oriented rectus abdominis muscle flap
B. Vertically oriented rectus abdominis muscle flap
C. Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap
D. Serratus anterior muscle flap
Answer- C. Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap
In the patient as shown in the question, chest wall closure has been achieved by using pectoralis maior myocutaneoas flap’ pectoralis major myocataneous flap is one of the most cornmonly used flaps in chest wall reconstruction Flaps frequently used for chest wall reconstruction include one or both the pectoralis maior muscles, latissimus dorsi muscles, and rectus abdominis muscles, as well as the greater omentum.
Pectoralis Major Myocutaneous (PMMC) flap
- Head & neck reconstruction
- Sternal & chest wall reconstruction, especially anterior & superior central chest.