Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 470–473 | Cite as

Reconstruction of partial rectal and sacral loss by gracilis and gluteus maximus muscle island transfer

Report of a case
  • Ashok Govila


This study presents a rare case of extensive tissue loss from the posterior pelvic wall (gluteal, sacral, and perianal region) and from the intrapelvic organs (rectum) following unusual trauma. This patient underwent successful reconstruction by a method that has not been previously described. Rectal wall reconstruction was performed using gracilis muscle transfer, and sacral reconstruction was performed by gluteus maximus muscle island transfer. Three-year follow-up demonstrated a normal life pattern.

Key words

Rectal and sacral reconstruction Gracilis transfer Gluteus maximus island transfer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashok Govila
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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