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Arterialized venous flaps for reconstructing soft-tissue defects of the extremities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7972487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four cases of soft-tissue defects of the extremities are presented. Each defect was covered by a fasciocutaneous venous free flap in which arterial inflow relied solely on the venous pedicle. India ink injection of the saphenous vein in eight cadaver lower extremities revealed that only the subdermal venous plexus supplies the cutaneous island. Clinically, flaps ranged in size from 4 x 6 cm to 5 x 9 cm. Three flaps survived completely, while one flap lost the cutaneous portion of its skin island. However, the subcutaneous tissue survived. Although free venous fasciocutaneous flaps have a more tenuous blood supply in the immediate postoperative period, this flap can be transferred successfully without the sacrifice of a donor artery.
M A Galumbeck; B G Freeman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-27     Completed Date:  1994-12-27     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  997-1002     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diabetic Foot / surgery*
Foot Injuries / surgery*
Hand Injuries / surgery*
Soft Tissue Injuries / surgery
Surgical Flaps / methods*
Wounds, Gunshot / surgery*

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