Operative treatment of excessive soft tissue defect in the axilla – a case report

Andrzej Żyluk, Ireneusz Walaszek



Posttraumatic axillary soft tissue defects are extremely rare. The report presents the case of a41-year-old male in whom the defect developed after atraffic accident. Adermato-fascial rotation flap from the lateral chest was used toclose the main defect, with additional skin grafts for completing the repair. Aclosure of the whole defect was achieved, with only slight restriction of arm abduction. The patient recovered full function of the affected upper extremity.


axillary tissue defect; dermato-fascial flap; skin graft

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21164/pomjlifesci.417

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