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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 5

of 'Radical vulvectomy'

The rhomboid transposition flap for repair of the perineal defect after radical vulvar surgery.
Helm CW, Hatch KD, Partridge EE, Shingleton HM
Gynecol Oncol. 1993;50(2):164.
A detailed account is given of experience at a single institution with the rhomboid transposition flap used to repair the perineal defect after surgery for carcinoma of the vulva. In 13 of 15 assessable cases, the flaps healed completely or had insignificant separation of a segment of the flap. In 2 cases, more major breakdown occurred in association with infection, but in both cases, satisfactory healing occurred without further surgery. In 14 cases, passage of a speculum and inspection of the vagina was possible at follow-up and only 1 patient experienced introital stenosis.
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140.