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Venous bridge used in free flap transfer for the lower leg in the presence of venous hypertension: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3676585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reconstruction with free flaps for the lower leg in the presence of venous thrombosis or venous hypertension has a high risk of failure. We describe the use of the contralateral leg for venous drainage through a pedicled skin bridge containing a tributary of the long saphenous vein. The recipient artery was a main artery of the ipsilateral leg. Two weeks later, once there was a well-established venous communication between flap and recipient site, the venous bridge was divided. Because the arterial inflow to the flap was not interrupted by the division of the skin bridge, the flap has good viability and good resistance to infection or ulceration 3 years later.
H Chen; Y Tang; F Wei; S Noordhoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of plastic surgery     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0007-1226     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-29     Completed Date:  1987-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984714R     Medline TA:  Br J Plast Surg     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  526-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Foot Diseases / complications,  surgery*
Hypertension / complications
Skin Ulcer / complications,  surgery*
Surgical Flaps*

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