A case of challenging microsurgical reconstruction of a difficult defect in a radiated upper limb is reported. A difficult wound, with tendon and bone exposition, developed on the dorsum of the forearm in a 76-year-old patient; she had been radiated since almost 50 years and her left hand had also been revascularized twice with venous grafts between the humeral artery and the superficial palmar arch. After failure of a local flap, an anterior-lateral thigh perforator flap was successfully transferred with end-to-side anastomoses on the arterialized venous graft. Up to date follow-up shows a good outcome. The Authors discuss the case and review the indications for microsurgical reconstruction in difficult wounds after radiation and ischemic limb conditions.

An anterior-lateral thigh perforator flap on a recipient brachial-radial vein graft for complex wound reconstruction: a case report.

ROMEO, MARCO;DELIA, Gabriele;RISITANO, Giovanni;SPINELLI, Francesco;STAGNO D'ALCONTRES, Francesco;COLONNA, Michele Rosario
2009

Abstract

A case of challenging microsurgical reconstruction of a difficult defect in a radiated upper limb is reported. A difficult wound, with tendon and bone exposition, developed on the dorsum of the forearm in a 76-year-old patient; she had been radiated since almost 50 years and her left hand had also been revascularized twice with venous grafts between the humeral artery and the superficial palmar arch. After failure of a local flap, an anterior-lateral thigh perforator flap was successfully transferred with end-to-side anastomoses on the arterialized venous graft. Up to date follow-up shows a good outcome. The Authors discuss the case and review the indications for microsurgical reconstruction in difficult wounds after radiation and ischemic limb conditions.
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