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Patency of anastomosed arteries and veins subjected to reapplication of microvascular clamps

Authors
Journal
The Journal Of Hand Surgery
0363-5023
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
9
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0363-5023(84)80189-6

Abstract

One hundred and two rat femoral vessels, both vein and artery, were transected and repaired with a standard technique. After a 30-minute observation period, vessel clamps were reapplied in a standardized manner. The repairs were reexplored at 2 weeks. The results demonstrated no serious reduction in vessel patency in the first period or at the 2 week exploration. Reapplication of vessel clamps after an initial flow period post anastomosis does not have a significant effect on vessel patency.

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