We report a case of successful salvage of a free flap after a late total venous thrombosis. A free forearm flap was used to cover an exposed plate over the ankle. After a normal postoperative course, the patient suddenly developed a total venous thrombosis on day 11. Nevertheless the flap was salvaged completely. This event raises further questions about the revascularisation process, which is commonly thought to occur in 7–8 days.

Salvage of a free flap after late total thrombosis of the flap and revascularisation

CIGNA, EMANUELE;
2004

Abstract

We report a case of successful salvage of a free flap after a late total venous thrombosis. A free forearm flap was used to cover an exposed plate over the ankle. After a normal postoperative course, the patient suddenly developed a total venous thrombosis on day 11. Nevertheless the flap was salvaged completely. This event raises further questions about the revascularisation process, which is commonly thought to occur in 7–8 days.
Ribuffo, D; Chiummariello, S; Cigna, Emanuele; Scuderi, N.
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