Use of Vein-Patch Angioplasty in Microvascular Tissue Transfers.
Vein-patch angioplasty is a well-established technique in vascular surgery to reduce the critical narrowing of the arteriotomy site. In microsurgical end-to-side anastomosis, although the arteriotomy is not closed, it is not known if anastomosis through a sclerotic segment contributes to narrowing at the anastomotic site. It is certainly technically difficult to perform a microanastomosis with fine sutures through a sclerotic segment. Two cases are illustrated in which vein-patch angioplasties were successfully used for microsurgical anastomoses.
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Chowdary, R. P., Stefan, M., & Chernofsky, M. (1990). Use of vein-patch angioplasty in microvascular tissue transfers. Annals Of Plastic Surgery, 24(3), 289-292.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty