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Importance of the deep vein in the drainage of a radial forearm flap: a haemodynamic study.
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PMID:  12841614     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The free radial forearm flap has two drainage veins, the cutaneous and the deep, but no established consensus has been reached on the selection of the drainage pedicle. In our study, the flow volumes of the veins were examined by colour Doppler ultrasonography after 20 forearm flaps had been raised. The volume through the deep vein was significantly higher than that through the cutaneous vein (p < 0.01). In comparing the total flow (both veins open), the flow rate through the deep vein alone (cutaneous vein occluded) was over 80% in 13 cases, 60%-80% in seven, and under 60% in none; that through the cutaneous vein alone (deep vein occluded) was 60%-80% in eight, 40%-60% in eight, under 40% in four, and over 80% in none. Our results show the importance of the deep vein, as indicated by its high drainage capacity from the early stages of flap transfer.
Akihiro Ichinose; Shinya Tahara; Hiroto Terashi; Satoshi Yokoo; Minoru Nakahara; Kazunobu Hashikawa; Kazutaka Kenmoku
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery / Nordisk plastikkirurgisk forening [and] Nordisk klubb for handkirurgi     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0284-4311     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-04     Completed Date:  2003-10-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707869     Medline TA:  Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg     Country:  Sweden    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic Surgery, Kobe University, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods
Skin / blood supply
Surgical Flaps / blood supply*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color

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