Saphenous vein grafts for perforator flap salvage in autologous breast reconstruction

Jaime I. Flores, Ariel N. Rad, Sachin M. Shridharani, Sahael M. Stapleton, Gedge David Rosson

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Although the use of saphenous vein grafts in free-flap salvage and extremity replantation is relatively common, their use in breast reconstruction is rare. These two case reports represent extreme alternatives for breast reconstruction flap salvage. In our normal daily practice, the overwhelming majority of elective breast reconstructions proceed smoothly. However, the occasional patient may require saphenous vein graft flap rescue for completion of the reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-239
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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