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Flow-through fibula flap using soleus branch as distal runoff: A case report.
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PMID:  22987252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The flow-through fibula flap utilizing the soleus branch as a distal runoff has not yet been reported. We herein present a patient with left tibial adamantimoma in whom wide resection of the tumor resulted in a segmental tibial defect 22 cm in length. The defect was successfully reconstructed with a flow-through free fibula osteocutaneous flap using the soleus branch of the peroneal artery as a distal runoff. The short T-segment of the peroneal artery was interposed to the transected posterior tibial artery. The soleus branch has a constant anatomy and a larger diameter than the distal stump of the peroneal artery. Short interposed flow-through anastomosis to the major vessels is much easier and more reliable than the conventional methods. We believe that our method represents a versatile option for vascularized fibula bone grafting for extremity reconstruction. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Shimpei Miyamoto; Shuji Kayano; Hiroki Umezawa; Masahide Fujiki; Minoru Sakuraba
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microsurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-2752     ISO Abbreviation:  Microsurgery     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8309230     Medline TA:  Microsurgery     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. and
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