Free flap reexploration: Indications, treatment, and outcomes in 1193 free flaps Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Thrombosis

abstract

  • Microvascular free tissue transfer is a reliable reconstructive technique with low failure rates. Careful monitoring and urgent reexploration are critical for salvage of compromised flaps. The majority of venous thromboses can be salvaged. Arterial thromboses can be more problematic. An algorithm for flap exploration and salvage is presented.

publication date

  • June 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.prs.0000260598.24376.e1

PubMed ID

  • 17519706

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2092

end page

  • 100

volume

  • 119

number

  • 7