Soft tissue reconstruction following tumor resection in the hand Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hand
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms

abstract

  • With advances in diagnosis, staging, imaging, and adjuvant chemo- and radiotherapy,upper limb salvage surgery has become a realistic option for upper limb malignancies. Following an adequate and complete resection, reconstruction of ensuing defects consequently has become an area of increasing importance. Many options are available,including primary closure, skin grafting, local soft tissue flaps, regional pedicle and island flaps, free tissue transfer, composite free tissue transfer, allografts, endoprostheses,and tendon, nerve, or arterial grafting. Form, function, and cosmetic outcome influence surgical decision making, as do characteristics of the patient, tumor, and involved site.

publication date

  • May 2004

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hcl.2004.03.006

PubMed ID

  • 15201023

Additional Document Info

start page

  • vi, 181

end page

  • 202

volume

  • 20

number

  • 2