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n South African Journal of Surgery - Sacral pressure sore reconstruction - the pedicled superior gluteal artery perforator flap : general surgery

Volume 50, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
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Abstract

. To report the use of the pedicled superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP) fasciocutaneous flap as a reliable surgical option for sacral pressure sore reconstruction.


. A prospective study was conducted between September 2008 and September 2010 of 10 patients with stage 3 or 4 sacral pressure sores treated with a unilateral pedicled SGAP flap.
. All flaps survived completely with no complications in 9 patients. One patient had a haematoma below the flap that was easily drained. No recurrence of the bedsore occurred during follow-up.
. We suggest that the pedicled SGAP fasciocutaneous flap is a reliable surgical option for sacral pressure sore reconstruction.

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2012-02-01
2016-12-09

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