Salvage of a free osteocutaneous fibula flap by creating a distal arteriovenous fistula in facial reconstruction.


The case of a 25-year-old male with a facial gunshot wound is reported. A free fibula flap was performed for facial reconstruction. At 48 h after the operation, a thrombotic event was observed in the anastomosis. A distal arteriovenous (AV) fistula was performed to regulate the blood flow in the flap, and a combination of flaps (forehead flap and internal… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijom.2015.06.014


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