Vaginal reconstruction using a vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap in a child: a case report

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
M R Perez-BrayfieldJ Namnoun


Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in infants and children younger than 15 years old. Multimodal treatment using chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery have increased survival. Because of the potential for long-term survival, the importance of organ preservation and vaginal and pelvic reconstruction has been recognized. The authors report a case in which special circumstances led to vaginal reconstruction concomitantly with exenteration surgery. The authors present the first reported use of a vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap in a child and describe the technique and its potential advantages.


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