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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2013; 4(3):198-200
    Clinical Case Reports Based Study | doi:10.1016/j.jcdr.2013.08.001

    Succesfull multidisciplinary treatment in a case of Buerger


    Ugur Göçen a,*, Atakan Atalay a, Lutfi Murat Deniz b

    a Çukurova University, Medical Faculty,Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Adana 01330, Turkey.

    b State Hospital of Igdir, Department of Esthetic Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery, Igdir 76000, Turkey.


    A 58-year-old male patient had diagnosed with Buerger’s disease for 30 years. Patient referred us with non-healing scar on his right thumb. In another center, amputation was suggested due to his non-healing scar. We have assessed the patient multidisciplinary with cardiovascular and plastic reconstructive esthetic surgery for non-healing scar. During the multidisciplinary surgical treatment we applied radial artery endarterectomy, cross finger flap reconstruction, after operation medically we have treated with cilostazol. Patient’s scar completely healed. Follow up one year patient have no problem and radial artery in angiography was opened.

    Key words: Buerger’s disease, Endarterectomy, Cilostazol, Cross finger flap.