Title

Doppler Sonography and Color Duplex Imaging for Planning a Perforator Flap.

Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-2003

Abstract

The most critical factor to predict viability for any muscle perforator flap is an adequate circulation. Therefore, it is advantageous during preoperative planning to have the capability to localize the requisite cutaneous perforator. Color duplex imaging fulfills this requirement and permits the identification of additional characteristics, including caliber, course, and flow velocity of essential perforators and any source vessel. Nevertheless, with the current state of technology, Doppler sonography remains a more rapid, convenient, and simpler method for perforator localization.

Volume

30

Issue

3

First Page

347

Last Page

357

ISSN

0094-1298

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

12916592

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article