Short-term augmentation of venous drainage with extra-corporeal shunt and simultaneous auto-transfusion, for salvaging a congested free flap

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Patil, Rahul K. ; Jayaprasad, Kiran ; Sharma, Saurabh ; Sharma, Mohit ; Mathew, Jimmy (2013)
  • Publisher: Medknow Publication & Media Pvt Ltd
  • Journal: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery : Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, volume 46, issue 3, pages 572-576 (issn: 0970-0358, eissn: 1998-376X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4103/0970-0358.122024, pmc: PMC3897107
  • Subject: Ideas and Innovations | external shunt | venous obstruction in free flap | RD1-811 | Extracorporeal drainage | salvage of congested flaps | Surgery

Adequate drainage of venous blood is the most critical part of successful free tissue transfer. We report a case of anterolateral thigh flap used for covering open communited tibial fracture. The flap was salvaged with short term augmentation of venous drainage with ext... View more
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