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Flow-through arterialised venous free flap using the long saphenous vein for salvage of the upper extremity.

Research paper by Jun Sik JS Kim, Tae Hyun TH Choi, Nam Gyun NG Kim, Kyung Suk KS Lee, Ki Hwan KH Han, Dae Gu DG Son, Jun Hyung JH Kim

Indexed on: 03 Sep '08Published on: 03 Sep '08Published in: Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery / Nordisk plastikkirurgisk forening [and] Nordisk klubb for handkirurgi



Abstract

We used two flow-through arterialised venous free flap transfers with the long saphenous vein to reconstruct major arteries and injured skin and soft tissues in the upper extremity. Operating time was reduced, only one donor site was used, and reconstruction of a long arterial defect (24-25 cm) was possible.