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Brachial plexus injury after transfer of free latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12162907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Free latissimus dorsi muscle transfer is widely used for functional reconstruction of flexion of elbow and fingers after brachial plexus injury at later stage, as well as for soft tissue coverage because of its large size and long and reliable pedicle with adequate vessel diameter. Common complications recorded in literatures are hematoma and muscle atrophy due to a compartment syndrome. We treated a patient with soft tissue avulsion at forearm using free latissimus dorsi muscle transfer for soft tissue coverage in our hospital. Unfortunately during the transfer the patient's brachial plexus was injured. After timely treatment, he recovered completely.
Youqing Zhou; Liang Chen; Shaonan Hu; Yudong Gu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese journal of traumatology = Zhonghua chuang shang za zhi / Chinese Medical Association     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1008-1275     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. J. Traumatol.     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-06     Completed Date:  2002-10-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886162     Medline TA:  Chin J Traumatol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  254-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Hand Surgery, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Arm Injuries / surgery*
Brachial Plexus / injuries*
Muscles / transplantation*
Postoperative Complications*
Surgical Flaps*

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