Microsurgical composite tissue transplantation: a new method of immediate reconstruction of extensive defects.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Of thirty-five cases of microsurgical composite tissue transplantation, twenty-five (71 per cent) were completely successful, four (11 per cent), were partially successful, and six (17 per cent) failed. If a microvascular flap should fail, older but more lengthy methods of reconstruction may be employed with a reasonable chance for success. The advantages of the donor groin flap are discussed. Operative technic and management are outlined.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Serafin, D; Georgiade, NG

Published Date

  • June 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 133 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 752 - 757

PubMed ID

  • 326079

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9610

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9610(77)90172-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States