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Refining the course of the thoracolumbar nerves: A new understanding of the innervation of the anterior abdominal wall
Previous descriptions of the thoracolumbar spinal nerves innervating the anterior abdominal wall have been inconsistent. With modern surgical and anesthetic techniques that involve or may damageExpand
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Preoperative imaging for DIEA perforator flaps: a comparative study of computed tomographic angiography and Doppler ultrasound.
BACKGROUND Abdominal donor-site flaps, including the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) and deep inferior epigastric artery (DIEA) perforator flaps, are standard in autologous breastExpand
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Risk Factors and Outcomes for Anastomotic Leakage in Colorectal Surgery: A Single-Institution Analysis of 1576 Patients
BackgroundAnastomotic leakage is associated with high mortality, high reoperation rate, and increased hospital length of stay. Although many studies have examined the risk factors for anastomoticExpand
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Current Evidence for Postoperative Monitoring of Microvascular Free Flaps: A Systematic Review
BackgroundDespite a plethora of monitoring techniques reported in the literature, only a small number of studies directly address clinical relevant end points, such as the flap salvage rate andExpand
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Abdominal wall CT angiography: a detailed account of a newly established preoperative imaging technique.
Institutional review board approval was obtained for this study, and all patients gave written informed consent. Autologous surgical breast reconstruction with use of abdominal wall donor flaps basedExpand
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The branching pattern of the deep inferior epigastric artery revisited in‐vivo: A new classification based on CT angiography
The deep inferior epigastric artery (DIEA) is a reliable pedicle in the design of DIEA perforator flaps, with variations in its anatomy infrequent. Previous studies describing its branching patternExpand
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The arterial anatomy of the Achilles tendon: Anatomical study and clinical implications
The Achilles tendon is the most frequently ruptured tendon in the lower limb and accounts for almost 20% of all large tendon injuries. Despite numerous published studies describing its blood supply,Expand
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Superior and inferior gluteal artery perforators: In-vivo anatomical study and planning for breast reconstruction.
BACKGROUND Gluteal artery perforator (GAP) flaps have gained popularity in autologous breast reconstruction, however substantial variability in vascular anatomy has limited their more widespreadExpand
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Emerging Applications of Bedside 3D Printing in Plastic Surgery
Modern imaging techniques are an essential component of preoperative planning in plastic and reconstructive surgery. However, conventional modalities, including three-dimensional (3D)Expand
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