The Rhomboid Transposition Flap for Repair of the Perineal Defect after Radical Vulvar Surgery

C. William Helm, Kenneth D. Hatch, Edward E. Partridge, Hugh M. Shingleton

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Abstract

A detailed account is given of experience at a single institution with the rhomboid transposition flap used to repair the perineal defect after surgery for carcinoma of the vulva. In 13 of 15 assessable cases, the flaps healed completely or had insignificant separation of a segment of the flap. In 2 cases, more major breakdown occurred in association with infection, but in both cases, satisfactory healing occurred without further surgery. In 14 cases, passage of a speculum and inspection of the vagina was possible at follow-up and only 1 patient experienced introital stenosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic oncology
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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