Lateral Gastrocnemius Muscle Flap for Cover of Large Popliteal Fossa Defect following Resection of Marjolin's Ulcer
Dr. Joydeep Purkayastha Consultant, Department of Surgical Oncology,Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Gopinath Nagar ,Guwahati – 781016, Assam, India.
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Marjolin’s ulcer rarely involves the popliteal fossa. The problem in the surgical management of such lesions lies in the soft tissue cover of the post resection defects. We describe our technique to cover such post surgical defects by utilising the gastrocnemius muscle flap along with split skin graft .
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