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[An X-ray study of the density and orientation of the cutaneous arteries in the lower leg].

Authors
  • Ma, F
  • Yang, G
  • Meng, Q
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhonghua zheng xing shao shang wai ke za zhi = Zhonghua zheng xing shao shang waikf [i.e. waike] zazhi = Chinese journal of plastic surgery and burns / [Chung-hua cheng hsing shao shang wai k'o tsa chih pien chi wei yüan hui pien chi]
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1996
Volume
12
Issue
5
Pages
333–336
Identifiers
PMID: 9387444
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Angiography was performed on 10 legs of fresh cadavers to investigate the density and orientation of small arteries of the lower leg. It was revealed that there were more vertically arranged arteries than the horizontally arranged ones in the skin and superficial fascia. The entire surface of the lower leg was divided into 9 regions. The density of arteries of different orientations in the skin and fascia was measured regionally. Though the density of different regions had a significant difference, no statistical significant difference was found in vessel anastomosis rate between different regions. Where the density was high, the anastomoses were rich. According to these findings, suggestions for the design of random flaps in the lower leg were discussed.

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