A PROPOSITO DI UN CASO DI TROMBOSI DI UN'ARTERIA COLLATERALE DEL POLLICE

Translated title of the contribution: A case of thrombosis of a collateral artery of the thumb

L. Vaienti, T. Guzzetti, C. Azzolini

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Abstract

The authors describe a case of partial necrosis of the tip of the thumb caused by a peripheral microembolism of a collateral artery of the thumb at the time of a myocardial infarction and complicated by peripheral microembolism of the collateral artery. The reconstruction of the pulp was achieved with an island flap from the same finger following O'Brien method, which is often used in traumatology. In this particular case the skin island, usually supplied by both digital arteries, had one pedicle only, since the other one was thrombosed for about 1 cm in lenght. However, owing to the excellent blood supply of the flap, a good repair was obtained despite an anaerobic infection. The newly obtained finger-tip, seen at post-opchecks, is adequately convered, there is no rigidity of the interphalangeal joint nor signs of recurrence of the infection.

Translated title of the contributionA case of thrombosis of a collateral artery of the thumb
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalRivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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