Microsurgical composite tissue transplantation: a new method of immediate reconstruction of extensive defects.
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.
Serafin, D; Georgiade, NG
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