Superficial Vein Thrombosis 21 cm Distant From the Venous Anastomosis of a Free Flap Causing Intermittent Venous Congestion

@inproceedings{AlBenna2009SuperficialVT,
  title={Superficial Vein Thrombosis 21 cm Distant From the Venous Anastomosis of a Free Flap Causing Intermittent Venous Congestion},
  author={Sammy Al-Benna and Hans Ulrich Steinau and Lars Steinstraesser},
  booktitle={Eplasty},
  year={2009}
}
OBJECTIVE Reconstructive surgeons are aware that deep vein thromboses can cause a free flap to fail; however, there are no reports in the literature regarding the incidence of free flap failure in the presence of superficial vein thromboses. METHODS A 38-year-old white male patient with poorly controlled type I diabetes mellitus presented with a chronically infected ulcer overlying an osteomyelitic right distal tibia. This region was reconstructed with a musculocutaneous latissimus dorsi free… CONTINUE READING