Arteriovenous fistula formation after punch graft hair transplantation in the frontal region

Plast Reconstr Surg. 1994 Mar;93(3):587-9.


A case of arteriovenous fistula formation following punch hair grafting is presented. This is indeed a potential complication of a hair plug transplantation procedure in both recipient and donor sites. Surgical excision of the fistula in the frontal or midline scalp region requires resection of the overlying skin because the involved vessels lie within the subdermal plexus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / etiology*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Forehead / blood supply
  • Hair / transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Orbit / blood supply
  • Scalp / blood supply*
  • Temporal Arteries / pathology