Novel technique for venous augmentation in a free deep inferior epigastric perforator flap.

Abstract

Venous congestion in a free deep inferior epigastric perforator flap threatens the viability of the flap and can lead to eventual flap loss. We describe a novel technique for flap salvage by anastomosing the ipsilateral superficial inferior epigastric vein to a venae comitantes of the deep inferior epigastric pedicle. When recognized intraoperatively… (More)

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