Reverse Saphenous Conduit Flap in 19 Dogs and 1 Cat. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • J Am Anim Hosp Assoc

author list (cited authors)

  • Cavalcanti, J., Barry, S. L., Lanz, O. I., Barnes, K., & Coutin, J. V.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Cavalcanti, Jacqueline VJ||Barry, Sabrina L||Lanz, Otto I||Barnes, Katherine||Coutin, Julia V

publication date

  • July 2018