Microvascular reconstruction of the lower extremity.


Journal Article (Review)

Microvascular reconstruction has revolutionized the care of the lower extremity oncology patient. Radical limb-sparing surgeries may now be performed with the reconstructive option of unlimited transfer of tissues from elsewhere in the body. In its infancy, free tissue transfer provided vascularized tissue for wound closure. Experience with microsurgery and creative thinking have now combined to address limb function and aesthetics. In oncologic surgery, limb salvage of a functional lower extremity is currently the rule, not the exception. Semin. Surg. Oncol. 19:272-281, 2000.

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Cited Authors

  • Zenn, MR; Levin, LS

Published Date

  • October 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 272 - 281

PubMed ID

  • 11135484

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11135484

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-2388

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8756-0437

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1098-2388(200010/11)19:3<272::aid-ssu9>3.0.co;2-f


  • eng