Interdisciplinary aspects of abdominal and plastic surgery  - what does the (abdominal) surgeon need to know?

Innov Surg Sci. 2023 Sep 21;8(2):103-112. doi: 10.1515/iss-2023-0042. eCollection 2023 Jun.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The aim was to reflect the established interdisciplinary aspects of general/abdominal and plastic surgery by means of a narrative review. Methods: (i) With specific references out of the medical literature and (ii) own clinical and perioperative as well as operating technical and tactical management experiences obtained in surgical daily practice, we present a choice of options for interdisciplinary cooperation that could be food of thought for other surgeons.CONTENT: - Decubital ulcers require pressure relieve, debridement and plastic surgery coverage, e.g., by a rotation flap plasty, V-Y flap or "tensor-fascia-lata" (TFL) flap depending on localization (sacral/gluteal defects, ischiadic tuber). - Coverage of soft tissue defects, e.g., after lymph node dissection, tumor lesions or disturbance of wound healing can be managed with fasciocutaneous or muscle flaps. - Bariatric surgery: Surgical interventions such as butt lift, tummy tuck should be explained and demonstrated in advance and performed commonly after reduction of the body weight. - Abdominoperineal rectum extirpation (APE): Holm's procedure with greater circumferential extent of resection at the mesorectum and the insertion site of the levator muscle at the anal sphicter muscle resulting in a substantial defect is covered by myocutaneous flap plasty. - Hernia surgery: Complicated/recurrent hernias or abdo...
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