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Extended lateral supramalleolar flap for very distal foot coverage: a case with arteriovenous malformation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17586448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Arteriovenous malformation of the foot is very uncommon, and surgical closure after its treatment with embolization and total excision may be challenging for the foot surgeon, particularly in distally localized lesions. A popular method to cover these difficult wounds is free-tissue transfer, which is a highly demanding procedure. Alternatively, distally based regional flaps have been occasionally reported for clinical use in such distant foot defects. Herein, we present a 36-year-old female patient with a diagnosis of arteriovenous malformation arising in the distal medial plantar and dorsal surfaces of the right foot. After surgical resection of the vascular lesion preceded by a misapplied embolization procedure, an extended lateral supramalleolar flap was successfully transferred to the defect area, covering it completely. Functional and aesthetic outcome was satisfactory after 6 months follow-up. Extended lateral supramalleolar flap is a useful and reliable choice for distal foot reconstructions.
Authors:
Hakan Agir; Cenk Sen; Murat Onyedi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1067-2516     ISO Abbreviation:  J Foot Ankle Surg     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-25     Completed Date:  2007-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308427     Medline TA:  J Foot Ankle Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey. agirhakan@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery*
Female
Foot / blood supply,  surgery*
Humans
Surgical Flaps*
Treatment Outcome

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