After surgical treatment of a chronic empyema, a large cavity remains that often requires recon-struction for both functional and cosmetic reasons. A pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap is the first choice for closure of the cavity ; however, it is of limited use if the muscle had been divided in a previous open chest surgery. We describe a case of a successful closure of an empyema cavity by using the surviving proximal muscle body of the latissimus dorsi.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Plastic Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Apr|