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The Revascularization Interface in Flap Prefabrication: A Quantitative and Morphologic Study of the Relationship Between Carrier Size and Surviving Area

Authors
 Kwan-Chul Tark  ;  William W. Shaw 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, Vol.12(5) : 325-331, 1996-07 
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY
ISSN
 0743-684X 
Issue Date
1996-07
Abstract
To make a quantitative assessment of the relationship between size of vascular carrier and surviving area in a prefabricated flap, vascular carriers composed of the superficial epigastric arteriovenous bundles and a surrounding fascial patch with varying sizes were transferred under a 7- × 7-cm bipedicled abdominal skin flap in a rat model. Seven days later, the abdominal flaps were raised as composite island flaps connected only by the superficial epigastric vascular pedicle, transferred, and then sutured back into place. Immediately after replacement, the degree of revascularization was assessed using quantitative skin fluo-rometry, after intravenous injection of sodium fluorescein. At 7 days after elevation as an island flap, the area of skin flap surviving was recorded and plotted on a map depicting the original flap surface. High levels of fluorescence appeared on the flap surface where the carrier was tacked underneath. The prefabricated island flaps survived with a circular shape up to approximately 4 times the radius of the vascular carrier. When the distance was converted into area, theoretically, an area 13 times the area of the vascular carrier survived, regardless of its size in this experimental model. Histologic examination revealed connections of fine capillaries between the carrier and flap.
Full Text
https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2007-1006495
DOI
10.1055/s-2007-1006495
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (성형외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Tark, Kwan Chul(탁관철)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/183301
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