Advanced atherosclerosis of the vascular pedicle of radial forearm free flap in head and neck diabetic patient.

Journal of plastic surgery and hand surgery

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Dediol E, Uglešic V, Cikara I. Advanced atherosclerosis of the vascular pedicle of radial forearm free flap in head and neck diabetic patient. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2013;47(1):73-4.
This study reports a case of severe atherosclerosis of the radial artery encountered during raising of a radial forearm free flap in a 56-year-old head and neck diabetic patient which precluded the use of the flap. This is a condition which most reconstructive surgeons are not aware of.