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The salvage of congested skin flaps by the application of leeches

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Journal
British Journal of Plastic Surgery
0007-1226
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
37
Issue
3
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DOI: 10.1016/0007-1226(84)90079-1

Abstract

Abstract A series of seven patients with engorged skin flaps is reported. Application of leeches avoided the expected partial or complete loss of these flaps. Practical details of their application and the absence of complications are described and discussed.

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