Use of trapezius muscle for closure of complicated upper spinal defects

A. E. Seyfer, A. S. Joseph

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Abstract

Dehiscence of cervicothoracic incisional wounds is an occasional complication of laminectomy. Subsequent healing can be further compromised by associated immunodeficiency, malignancy, infection, previous radiotherapy, and cerebrospinal fluid fistula. Two such cases that responded dramatically to the use of a lower trapezius muscle flap are described. Pertinent anatomical and surgical considerations are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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