An Attempt to Keep Flaps Alive with Artificial Perfusion in Rabbits

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Ozyazgan I., Idaci O., KONTAŞ O.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.38, no.3, pp.99-105, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2016.150070
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-105
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: In free flap surgery, the condition of recipient vessels may not be appropriate for anastomosis because of anatomical factors or acquired features such as tumoral invasion, surgical treatment, or radiotherapy. Furthermore, free flap surgery is time-consuming, expensive, demanding, and more prone to complications. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that maintaining free flap perfusion with a temporary artificial system without microanastomosis until revascularization is adequate for flap vitality.