Free vascularised iliac crest graft: an audit of 26 consecutive cases.

@article{Lyons2005FreeVI,
  title={Free vascularised iliac crest graft: an audit of 26 consecutive cases.},
  author={Andrew J Lyons and Richard James and Jeremy Collyer},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={210-4}
}
Over an 18 month period 26 vascularised myo-osseus, and one myo-osseus-cutaneous iliac crest flaps were used to reconstruct 18 mandibular and eight maxillary defects. During the operation one flap failed to reperfuse and was removed. Postoperatively three patients were returned to theatre for appraisal and reanastomoses, which in two cases involved thrombolysis. In all three salvage was deemed successful but in all there was partial muscle necrosis. There were 10 cases of anaesthesia of the… CONTINUE READING