Cholesterol crystal embolism - Case report


KUTLU N. , KAKLIKKAYA I. , BAHADIR S. , OZCAN F. , Uzun Z.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY, vol.32, no.1, pp.113-116, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02844319850159010
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-116

Abstract

A 60-year-old man presented with a cholesterol crystal embolism that gave a rather confusing clinical picture. An immediate multidisciplinary approach established the diagnosis and the rapid, dramatic skin loss that exposed vital structures over his thigh and lower leg was reconstructed by an ipsilateral inferior pedicled rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap with a lateral oblique cephalad fasciocutaneal component. The case, which a plastic surgeon would rarely encounter, is interesting because of the diagnostic approach and the management.