Clinical application of the retrograde arterialized venous flap.

@article{Koch2004ClinicalAO,
  title={Clinical application of the retrograde arterialized venous flap.},
  author={Horst Koch and Erwin Scharnagl and Franz X Schwarzl and Franz M Haas and Martin G Hubmer and Harald E T Moshammer},
  journal={Microsurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={118-24}
}
Retrograde arterialized venous flaps were applied to skin and soft-tissue defects in 13 patients with an average age of 34.4 years. Ten defects were located on the hand, and three on the lower leg. All flaps were harvested from the flexor aspect of the forearm; they ranged in size from 2 x 1 to 11 x 7 cm. There was venous congestion with superficial epidermolysis in six flaps, but not in the other seven. Partial skin necrosis in two of the lower-extremity flaps necessitated secondary skin… CONTINUE READING

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