Use of a local fasciocutaneous flap for treatment of exposed vascular grafts to the dorsalis pedis artery

Joseph R. McPhee, Larry A. Scher, Ron Israeli, Michael Ombrellino, Steven G. Friedman, Toufic K. Safa

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Exposed or infected peripheral vascular grafts pose a significant challenge to the vascular surgeon. Although graft removal and extraanatomic bypass is feasible in selected circumstances, this procedure is generally not applicable for bypass to the pedal vessels. Preservation of patent grafts is almost always required for limb salvage. We present a case report of an exposed vein graft to the dorsalis pedis artery. We conclude that a local fasciocutaneous flap is an excellent treatment option, and describe the procedure in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-196
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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