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Directional Doppler and angiography in the assessment of the postoperative function of the microvascular anastomoses: a comparative study.
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PMID:  23129930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The aim was to evaluate the achieved patency rates and to compare directional Doppler with angiography in the assessment of the vascular patency.
METHODS: Two different methods were used in evaluation of the vascular function of reconstructed fingers and hands. Directional Doppler mapping of anastomosed arteries was compared with conventional angiographical study in the same individuals in the examination of 110 arteries.
RESULTS: The results showed equal findings in majority of examined vessels (93%) using both methods. There was erroneous interpretation in Doppler study of 4 arteries and in 3 angiographies the interpretation differed from Doppler study mainly due to projection difficulty. There were also 4 digital arteries which were considered open in Doppler study but angiography showed arterial recanalization or neovascularization phenomenon.
CONCLUSION: The patency rates at digital artery level (70%) were lower than at metacarpal and forearm level (81%) The results were in concordance with previous studies.
S K Vilkki; A Metsa; S Seppänen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand and microsurgery     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0974-3227     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Microsurg     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-06     Completed Date:  2012-11-07     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101498171     Medline TA:  J Hand Microsurg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-44     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Hand and Microsurgery, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland.
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