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Parameters for the preoperative evaluation of arteriosclerosis for free-flap transfers in head and neck surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10816218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The microsurgical transfer of free tissue has become essential for reconstructive surgery in the head and neck, and arteriosclerosis is one of the risk factors for microvascular anastomosis. In order to detect severe arteriosclerosis and to determine the parameters useful for evaluating arteriosclerosis preoperatively, the grade of arteriosclerosis was investigated with respect to age, PWV (Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity), ocular fundus findings, and histopathological findings of the recipient arteries in 40 patients with malignant tumours. Severe arteriosclerosis was detected in 2/40 patients by the PWV, in the same 2/40 patients by the ocular fundus findings and in the same 2/40 patients by histopathological findings. The current observations indicate that the PWV and ocular fundus findings are useful parameters for the preoperative evaluation of the grade of arteriosclerosis.
Authors:
N Kanoh; C F Dai; N Ikeda; O Mimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0307-7772     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-13     Completed Date:  2000-07-13     Revised Date:  2005-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701793     Medline TA:  Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan. nkanoh@hyo-med.ac.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Arteries / pathology
Arteriosclerosis / classification,  complications,  diagnosis*
Blood Flow Velocity
Female
Fundus Oculi
Head and Neck Neoplasms / complications,  surgery*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Preoperative Care*
Severity of Illness Index
Surgical Flaps / blood supply*
Thyroid Neoplasms / complications,  surgery*

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