Rectus flap reconstruction decreases perineal wound complications after pelvic chemoradiation and surgery: A cohort study
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Wounds and Injuries
Perineal closure with a RAM flap significantly decreases the incidence of perineal wound complications in patients undergoing external beam pelvic radiation and APR for anorectal neoplasia. Because other complications are not increased, RAM flap closure of the perineal wound should be strongly considered in this patient population.