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Microvascular tissue transfer in paediatric patients: analysis of 106 cases

Authors
Journal
British Journal of Plastic Surgery
0007-1226
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
44
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0007-1226(91)90200-4
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract We report a series of 106 microvascular transplants performed in paediatric patients between 1973 and 1989. Eighty-eight percent of these flaps were successful. Two of the 13 failed flaps (1.9%) in this series were lost because of small vessel size. Otherwise, success rates (93% in the last 5 years) and complications were comparable to our adult cases. No growth-related complications were noted either in recipient or donor sites. We conclude that microvascular transplantation is a reliable procedure in children.

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