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, cilt.32, ss.113-116, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/02844319850159010
  • Dergi Adı: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.113-116

Özet

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.