Title

Intimal Staining for Visibility Enhancement During Microanastomoses.

Publication/Presentation Date

2-1-1991

Abstract

Absolute perfection in microvascular surgery continues to be thwarted by technical inadequacies in construction of the microanastomosis. Occasionally this is a consequence of limited visualization or misidentification of the intima proper predisposing to thrombosis. At least in rats, we have demonstrated that intimal staining with clinically inert vital dyes has enhanced gross appreciation of the exact intimal location. This maneuver has simplified suture placement without evidence of any associated increased risk of anastomotic failure.

Volume

26

Issue

2

First Page

122

Last Page

124

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

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

PubMedID

1706583

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article