Objective: To assess the efficacy of a Limberg skin flap to treat non-infected necrosis and bleeding at angioaccess puncture sites. Methods: Retrospective analysis of 40 selected (no infection, necrosis <20 mm diameter) patients (25 arteriovenous fistulae [AVF], 15 grafts) treated between 1998 and 2012 by rhomboid excision, vessel repair, and a locally rotated full-thickness Limberg skin flap together with early postoperative percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA; n = 23/40). Success was defined as wound healing and angioaccess patency without complications. Results: Success rates at 1 and 6 months were 96% (24/25) and 76% (19/25), respectively, for AVF, and 80% (12/15) and 40% (6/15) for arteriovenous grafts. Complications included flap necrosis (n = 2), graft thrombosis (n = 4), minor sepsis (n = 1), death (n = 2), and new puncture site necrosis (n = 3). Four patients were lost to follow-up. Conclusions: Vessel or graft repair, PTA for distal stenoses and local debridement followed by a Limberg skin flap for tissue defects prevented further bleeding and maintained vascular access patency in 25/40 (62%) patients. (C) 2013 European Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Limberg Skin Flap for Treatment of Necrosis and Bleeding at Haemodialysis Arteriovenous Angioaccess Puncture Sites|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|