Venous Outflow Simplified by the Cephalic Vein Loop.
Long vein loops derived from the major upper extremity superficial veins may be accessed for venous outflow in difficult cases of trunk, arm, or head and neck free tissue transfers when local possibilities have proved inadequate. This technique may negate the need for an interposition vein graft to a deep venous system, reduce the number of microanastomoses required, and allow an easy end-to-end anastomosis to a large caliber vessel. The cephalic vein loop would be the most versatile option because a great length can be achieved with minimal dissection.
Published In/Presented At
Hallock, G. G. (1988). Venous outflow simplified by the cephalic vein loop. Annals Of Plastic Surgery, 21(5), 427-429.
Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty