Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Free Radial Forearm Flap Failure due to Un-Autonomization in a 105-Year Old Patient

Yusuf Kenan Coban1*, Kaan Bekircan1, Ozcan Ocuk1, Orhan Gazi Dinc1 and Nese Karadag2

1Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Inonu University Medical Faculty Malatya, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Inonu University Medical Faculty Malatya, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Yusuf Kenan Coban 

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Abstract

Age itself should not be considered a contraindication to serve as the technique of choice to treat complex reconstructive challengers in older patients. Octogenarian is defined being older than 80 years or more. General surgery practice shows a mortality rate of 5 percent for octogenarians. This is more for those older than 90 years. Older patients are less capable of handling longer water electrolyte imbalances. Renal blood flow drops 50 percent from young adulthood to the age of 80 years.

Citation:

Coban YK, Bekircan K, Ocuk O, Dinc OG, Karadag N. Free Radial Forearm Flap Failure due to Un-Autonomization in a 105-Year Old Patient. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1608.

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