Reverse Saphenous Conduit Flap in 19 Dogs and 1 Cat.
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The purpose of this retrospective study was to report the outcomes of 19 dogs and 1 cat undergoing reverse saphenous conduit flap between 1999 and 2016. Reverse saphenous conduit flap was used to treat traumatic wounds and wounds resulting from tumor excision in the hind limb; the majority of cases had medial shearing injuries. All animals had complete flap survival. In five animals (20%), minor donor site dehiscence occurred, which did not require surgery. Other postoperative complications included signs of severe venous congestion in one dog. Reverse saphenous conduit flap is a useful technique to repair skin defects of the distal hind limb.
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Cavalcanti, J., Barry, S. L., Lanz, O. I., Barnes, K., & Coutin, J. V
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Cavalcanti, Jacqueline VJ||Barry, Sabrina L||Lanz, Otto I||Barnes, Katherine||Coutin, Julia V