Title

Transient Single-Digit Ectopic Implantation.

Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-1992

Abstract

Although immediate replantation of an amputated digit is always preferable, mitigating circumstances (such as a severe concomitant injury involving the appropriate recipient neurovascular structures) might preclude such an attempt altogether. However, if these local structures have the potential, following adequate debridement and/or other tissue transfer, to accept this digit later, than an alternative for transient storage for delayed replantation should be considered. The deep inferior epigastric vessels are a recognized convenient site that could provide temporary ectopic revascularization of such a solitary finger. An example of this approach for thumb preservation is presented, although amputation of the hand before performing the secondary transfer unfortunately proved prudent.

Volume

8

Issue

4

First Page

309

Last Page

311

ISSN

0743-684X

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

1629809

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article