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Open Access Case Report
Vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap for vaginal reconstruction after radical pelvic surgery for Stage II vaginal carcinoma
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1 Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Education and Research Hospital, Ankara
2 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara (Turkey)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2011, 32(2), 216–217;
Published: 10 April 2011
Abstract

Primary carcinomas of the vagina are uncommon, occurring only 2-3% of all gynecological malignancies. In women with early stage of disease, primary surgery, consisting of radical vaginectomy (plus hysterectomy in patients with tumors involving the upper vagina) and systematic dissection of lymphatic drainage of tumor, is a valid option. In these patients, a rectus abdominis myocutaneous (RAM) flap may be favorably used for vaginal reconstruction during radical pelvic surgery. Here we describe a case of Stage II vaginal carcinoma treated with radical pelvic surgery and vertical-RAM (V-RAM) flap reconstruction.
Keywords
Vaginal carcinoma
Oncopelvic surgery
Reconstruction
V-RAM flap
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