Patient Height, Weight, BMI and Age as Predictors of <i>Gracilis</i> Muscle Free-Flap Mass in Lower Extremity Reconstruction.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_5CE6C39166AB
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Patient Height, Weight, BMI and Age as Predictors of <i>Gracilis</i> Muscle Free-Flap Mass in Lower Extremity Reconstruction.
Périodique
In vivo
Auteur(s)
Oranges C.M., Tremp M., Wang W., Madduri S., DI Summa P.G., Wettstein R., Schaefer D.J., Kalbermatten D.F.
ISSN
1791-7549 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0258-851X
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
32
Numéro
3
Pages
591-595
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Gracilis muscle flap is commonly used for the reconstruction of defects of the lower extremities. Preoperative evaluation of gracilis muscle dimension is a key aspect in surgical planning. This study aimed to determine whether patient height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and age are reliable proxy measurements of the mass of gracilis muscle flap.
Twenty-two patients treated for lower extremity reconstruction with free gracilis flap between December 2010 and December 2014 were considered. The relationships between the mass of gracilis muscle and patient height, weight, BMI and age were assessed with Pearson's product moment correlation coefficient. Defect size, mass of gracilis muscle resected and surgical outcomes were also evaluated.
There was a moderate correlation between the mass of the gracilis muscle and patient height (r=0.4), weight (r=0.4), and BMI (r=0.3), and moderate inverse correlation with age (r=-0.04). Lower extremities defects ranged in size from 3×4 cm (12 cm <sup>2</sup> ) to 26×11 cm (286 cm <sup>2</sup> ) with a mean of 81.6 cm <sup>2</sup> All defects were reconstructed with the gracilis muscle, which required a resection ranging between 3 g and 105 g (mean=37.4 g) to adapt the flap to the recipient site. Complete flap loss was observed in one case.
In our series, the mass of the gracilis muscle flap was predictable in relation to height, weight, BMI, and age, which can be considered reliable proxy measurements. This will contribute to adequate flap selection for microsurgical reconstruction of lower extremity defects.
Mots-clé
BMI, Height, age, free flap, gracilis muscle, lower extremity reconstruction, muscle mass predictors, weight
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
03/05/2018 19:25
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:15
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