Original ArticlePelvic and Perineal Reconstruction Following Abdominoperineal Resection The Role of Gracilis FlapPersichetti, Paolo PhD; Cogliandro, Annalisa MD; Marangi, Giovanni Francesco MD; Simone, Pierfranco MD; Ripetti, Valter MD; Vitelli, Carlo Eugenio MD; Coppola, Roberto PhDAuthor Information From the Campus Bio Medico University, Italy. Reprints: Paolo Persichetti, PhD, Campus Bio Medico University, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Via E. Longoni 83, Rome, Italy 00155. E-mail: [email protected]. Annals of Plastic Surgery: August 2007 - Volume 59 - Issue 2 - p 168-172 doi: 10.1097/01.sap.0000252693.53692.e0 Buy Metrics In Brief Ten abdominoperineal resections closed with gracilis muscle or musculocutaneous flaps demonstrated a significantly lower rate of severe complications requiring reoperation than 25 closed without gracilis flaps. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.