Late necrosis of a pedicled rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap

Late necrosis of a pedicled rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap Flap neovascularization is an important plastic surgery phenomenon, which allows the pedicle to achieve an alternative blood supply basis for pedicled flap autonomization. Numerous historical flaps have been described which provided the clinical evidence of its occurrence Neovascularization is assumed to happen between flap and recipient bed and numerous experimental and clinical studies have documented this phenomenon. There are, however, some literature reports of late flap failure due to lack of neovascularization. We present a case report that reinforces such findings, with a late rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap failure due to documented axial venous obstruction 4 months after inset. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Late necrosis of a pedicled rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-010-0527-0
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Abstract

Flap neovascularization is an important plastic surgery phenomenon, which allows the pedicle to achieve an alternative blood supply basis for pedicled flap autonomization. Numerous historical flaps have been described which provided the clinical evidence of its occurrence Neovascularization is assumed to happen between flap and recipient bed and numerous experimental and clinical studies have documented this phenomenon. There are, however, some literature reports of late flap failure due to lack of neovascularization. We present a case report that reinforces such findings, with a late rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap failure due to documented axial venous obstruction 4 months after inset.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 2012

References

  • Free flap neovascularization: fact or fiction?
    Tadros, A; Kumar, K; Jaffe, W; London, N; Varma, S

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