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Pelvic reconstruction of the retroperitoneum after abdominoperineal resection of the rectum using full-thickness skin grafts.

Authors
  • Christakis, C
  • Vaklavas, C
  • Kontos, N
  • Chatzidimitriou, C
  • Tzelepi, K
  • Karanikas, M
  • Christakis, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Techniques in coloproctology
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2004
Volume
8 Suppl 1
Identifiers
PMID: 15655654
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Reconstruction of the peritoneal gap after abdominoperineal resection of the rectum with full-thickness skin graft is a safe and effective method. The small intestine was effectively excluded from the pelvis allowing successful completion of adjuvant radiation therapy with minimal irradiation of the small intestine and effective prevention of radiation enteritis.

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