Surgery Today

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 86–90 | Cite as

Omentum autotransplantation in thromboangiitis obliterans: Report of three cases

  • Rakesh Kumar Khazanchi
  • Vipul Nanda
  • Rajeev Kumar
  • Pankaj Garg
  • Sandeep Guleria
  • Sabyasachi Bal
Case Reports


Thomboangiitis obliterans (TAO), also known as Buerger’s disease, is an important cause in India of chronic arterial occlusion of the limbs. The current modalities of therapy do not provide adequate relief to a large number of these patients. An omentum autotransplantation to the lower limbs was performed in three patients as a limb salvage procedure. The initial results with up to a year of follow-up are so far encouraging.

Key Words

omentum autotransplantation Buerger’s disease thromboangiitis obliterans 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rakesh Kumar Khazanchi
    • 1
  • Vipul Nanda
    • 1
  • Rajeev Kumar
    • 1
  • Pankaj Garg
    • 1
  • Sandeep Guleria
    • 1
  • Sabyasachi Bal
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgical DisciplinesAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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