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Omentopexy for reconstruction of the perineum following a radical vulvectomy: a case report
  3. O. FREITES,
  4. I. MCGREGOR and
  5. N. D. CARR
  1. Singleton Hospital, Gynaecological Oncology, Swansea, UK
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Shylasree Thumkur Surappa, MD, MRCOG, Singleton Hospital, Gynaecological Oncology, 11 Pen-Y-Graig, Rhwbina, Cardiff CF14 6ST, UK. Email: shyla_sree{at}


Colorectal surgeons have used omentum based on the left gastric epiploic vessels after any major operation in the pelvis(1). Omental flaps reach very well into the pelvis by the retrocolic route and have been used in the past for better and quicker healing of perineal defects following abdominoperineal resections(2,3). Omentum has excellent healing properties, which can be, used even as free flaps(4).

  • cancer vulva
  • radical vulvectomy
  • omentum

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