Toshiharu Minabe

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The arterial anatomy of the temporal region was examined macroscopically and radiographically in 10 fresh cadavers which had been injected with lead oxide. The blood supply of the temporal region is derived from the superficial temporal, middle temporal, deep temporal, posterior auricular, transverse facial, zygomatico-orbital, zygomaticotemporal,(More)
The arteries adjacent to the lesser saphenous vein and sural nerve were investigated in 10 fresh cadavers that had been systemically injected with a lead oxide-gelatin mixture. The accompanying arteries were found to lie along the lesser saphenous vein and sural nerve and to nourish the skin through venocutaneous and neurocutaneous perforators. On the basis(More)
A number of experiments were conducted to study the anatomic changes in a flap following a surgical delay using the Doppler probe to add precision to the technique. After scanning the integument of a series of anesthetized animals with the probe, each was sacrificed; a total-body arterial injection was performed with a lead oxide mixture, the integument and(More)
This is a comparative study of the vasculature of the integument and underlying deep tissues of a range of mammals and other vertebrates. The investigation was conducted in the pig, monkey, dog, cat, possum, guinea pig, rat, rabbit, duck, and toad. The results from each are compared not only to each other, but also to previously performed human studies. The(More)
The arterial anatomy of the accompanying arteries of the cutaneous veins and cutaneous nerves in the extremities was investigated in 10 fresh cadavers that had been injected with a lead oxide-gelatin mixture throughout the entire body. It is well known that cutaneous nerves have neurocutaneous perforators, but it was found that cutaneous veins also have(More)
Anatomy of the superficial temporal artery and vein was analyzed with arteriograms, venograms, and arteriovenograms of fresh cadavers that had been injected with contrast medium. The superficial temporal artery always divided into two major branches: the frontal and parietal branches. However, the superficial temporal vein divided into one, two, or three(More)
BACKGROUND The influence of using different recipient arteries on free flap survival area has not been well studied. The purpose of the authors' present study was to compare the survival areas of free flaps transferred to different recipient arteries with different blood inflow and to investigate the vascular structural changes in the flaps. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND The posterior intercostal arteries form the largest angiosome in the torso by means of their many perforators to the skin, the arteries of which are proposed to be the vascular pedicle of an island flap. Using these perforators, the authors developed a new flap, the dorsal intercostal artery perforator flap, harvested in the back. METHODS An(More)
A significant clinical problem in reconstructive surgery is partial loss of a pedicled flap. To resolve this problem, various methods of vascular augmentation have been developed; "supercharging" is one of those techniques. A new rat flap model was developed for investigation of the supercharging procedure, and the efficacy of the arterial supercharging(More)
BACKGROUND In a previous report, the authors demonstrated that distal arterial supercharging is more effective at increasing flap survival. There is no doubt of the benefit of arterial augmentation in flap surgery, but the effect of venous superdrainage is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to investigate how venous augmentation could(More)