Title

Venous Outflow Simplified by the Cephalic Vein Loop.

Publication/Presentation Date

11-1-1988

Abstract

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.

Volume

21

Issue

5

First Page

427

Last Page

429

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

3232930

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article