Reversible ischaemia after raising a radial forearm flap with ulceration of three fingers in a cigarette smoker.


The radial forearm flap is a standard method for the reconstruction of intraoral defects of soft tissues. We report the case of a middle-aged man who developed ischaemia in three fingers after a fasciocutaneous radial flap had been raised. The preoperative Allen test to diagnose occlusion of radial or ulnar artery was satisfactory. Soon after the operation… (More)


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