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Evaluation of Lower-Limb Arteries with Multidetector Computed Tomography Angiography Prior to Free Flap Surgery: A Radioanatomic Study.
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PMID:  21181625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the vascular structures of the lower limb with multidetector computed tomography (CT) angiography and to reveal the importance of this method in preoperative planning of microsurgical transplantation. In 24 patients, lower-limb arteries were bilaterally evaluated with 16-detector spiral CT scanner in terms of patency, stenosis, or occlusion; maximal and minimal external diameters through their traces; and variations as well as length of the peroneal artery. The peroneal artery was absent unilaterally in two patients (4.3%). The mean maximal and minimal diameters were as 2.77 and 1.63, 2.92 and 1.75, and 2.72 and 1.50 mm for anterior and posterior tibial and peroneal arteries, respectively. The ranges of lengths of peroneal arteries were 50 to 117 mm. This valuable tool can provide detailed information about vascular and the remaining anatomic structures by means of its high-resolution characteristics before planning free flap surgery.
Onder Tan; Ihsan Yuce; Mecit Kantarcı; Said Algan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of reconstructive microsurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-8947     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502670     Medline TA:  J Reconstr Microsurg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© Thieme Medical Publishers.
Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
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