Free rectus abdominis muscle flap for the treatment of complications after neurosurgical procedures

Senyuva C., Yucel A., Okur I., Cansiz H., Sanus Z.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.7, no.4, pp.317-321, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Neurosurgical procedures may lead to mortal complications. Exposure of the dura mater, brain, or other intracranial structures; persistent cerebrospinal fluid fistulas; and connection between the extradural space and the nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses are complications that can be best treated with microvascular free tissue transfers. We report two patients with complications that occurred after neurosurgical operations. Both patients were treated by a team, including a plastic surgeon, ear, nose, and throat surgeon, and a neurosurgeon. Free rectus abdominis muscle flap was the choice of treatment for reconstruction.