A distally based island forearm flap was used in a 93-year-old patient to reconstruct a dorsal forearm defect following tumour resection. Augmentation of the venous out-flow using a microvascular venous anastomosis was required. The expediency and safety with which this island flap can be used is emphasised with a cautionary note on venous drainage.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Journal of Plastic Surgery|
|State||Published - Oct 1984|
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