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Reconstruction of chest, abdominal walls and perineum

Keywords: Abdominal wall reconstruction , perineal reconstruction , thoracic wall reconstruction

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The structural integrity of the chest and abdominal walls and perineum is frequently altered by cancer extirpation. Advances in reconstructive surgery and the availability of innovative techniques have helped the cancer surgeon to proceed with radical excisions with minimum morbidity. The ability to harvest flaps from distant sites and the availability of good prosthetic materials have now become part of the routine armamentarium of the plastic surgeon engaged in reconstructive surgery of these areas. Newer technologies incorporating tissue engineering may allow the reconstructive surgeon to achieve better functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of these patients.

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