Donor site angiography before mandibular reconstruction with fibula free flap

Laszlo Seres, Jozsef Csaszar, Erika Voros, Laszlo Borbely

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Abstract

The use of fibular free flaps has become established as a reliable and popular method for reconstruction of segmental mandibular defects. The role of routine preoperative angiography remains controversial. Sixty four digital subtraction angiograms were studied in a series of 39 consecutive patients clinically judged to be satisfactory candidates for fibula free transfer. Angiographic findings revealed vascular anomalies in 10 extremities (15.6%). Regarding the high potential for significant donor site morbidity authors consider vascular imaging essential part of preoperative evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)608-613
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Digital substraction angiography
  • Fibula free flap
  • Mandibular reconstruction
  • Vascular anatomy of lower extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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