Cross-limb vascular shunting as an auxiliary to major limb revascularisation

Jing-Wei Lee, Shin-Chen Pan, Yih Tay Lin, Haw Yen Chiu

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Abstract

A 40-year-old male motorcyclist suffered a near-total amputation of his right foot. His limb was successfully salvaged with the aid of a cross-leg vascular shunt. Temporary arterial flow from the contralateral limb was transmitted via a pressure monitor tube to perfuse the avulsed part. This allowed the surgeon to carry out unhurried wound debridement, dissection of vital structures and skeletal fixation. The cannulation port was placed well distal to the proposed definitive anastomosis, to reduce damage to the endothelium. This procedure could be a valuable adjunct in major limb replantation, particularly in cases of prolonged ischaemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-440
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

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Blood Vessels
Extremities
Fracture Fixation
Replantation
Debridement
Amputation
Catheterization
Endothelium
Dissection
Foot
Leg
Ischemia
Pressure
Wounds and Injuries
Surgeons

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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In: British Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 55, No. 5, 01.01.2002, p. 438-440.

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