July 1978

Reconstruction of a Large Chest Wall Defect Using Greater Omentum

Author Affiliations

From the Surgical Service (Plastic and Thoracic) of the Mt Sinai Hospital and the Mt Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(7):886-887. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370190108022

• A 56-year-old woman was admitted for treatment of a large carcinoma that involved the chest wall. Fourteen years earlier, she had undergone a radical mastectomy, which was followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The carcinoma was excised and the large anterior chest wall defect reconstructed using Marlex mesh, an omental pedicle flap, and a split-thickness skin graft.

(Arch Surg 113:886-887, 1978)