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The Reliability and Advantages of the Sentinel Vein as a Microsurgical Recipient Vessel.
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PMID:  22547258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Free flaps to the scalp, calvaria, and anterior and middle cranial fossae are typically transferred to the superficial temporal artery and vein. Occasionally the superficial temporal vein is unsuitable for microvascular anastomosis. In such cases, we have had success using the sentinel vein, a perforating vein located in the anterior aspect of the deep temporal fat pad. This article describes the pertinent anatomy, our clinical experience, and the advantages of the sentinel vein as a microsurgical recipient vessel.
Authors:
Steven L Henry; Adam B Weinfeld; Sanjay K Sharma; Timothy M George; Patrick K Kelley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of reconstructive microsurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-8947     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-1     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 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Affiliation:
Seton Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, University Medical Center Brackenridge and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, Texas.
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