Free flap coverage of gluteal defect using posteriorly translocated deep femoral vessels as recipient

Li Ren Chang, Jing-Wei Lee

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Abstract

A 63-year-old paraparetic man presented with a large ischial pressure sore over the left buttock region. A failed surgical attempt using gluteal thigh flap transfer rendered the reconstructive task a challenging issue. In the absence of suitable regional flaps or any accessible recipient vessels nearby, we must employ a novel strategy to solve the clinical problem. The entire length of the deep femoral vessel was isolated through the anterior approach, which was then transposed posterior wards to the gluteal region to nourish a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous free flap while the patient was laid prone. The wound healed uneventfully and the patient remains ulcer-free throughout 3 years of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalMicrosurgery
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 4

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Buttocks
Free Tissue Flaps
Thigh
Myocutaneous Flap
Superficial Back Muscles
Pressure Ulcer
Ulcer
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Surgery

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In: Microsurgery, Vol. 28, No. 3, 04.04.2008, p. 157-159.

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