An old controversy revisited-one versus two venous anastomoses in microvascular head and neck reconstruction using anterolateral thigh flap.

@article{Chen2014AnOC,
  title={An old controversy revisited-one versus two venous anastomoses in microvascular head and neck reconstruction using anterolateral thigh flap.},
  author={Wei Chen and Yen-Ping Kung and Yu-Chuan Kang and W. Thomas Lawrence and C. D. Tsao},
  journal={Microsurgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={377-83}
}
BACKGROUND The necessity of a second venous anastomosis in free tissue transfer is controversial. We review a single surgeon's 8-year experience of head and neck reconstruction using free anterolateral flap reconstruction to assess the need for a second venous anastomosis. PATIENTS AND METHOD Three hundred and fifteen cases were included in the study after selecting only for anterolateral thigh flap, head, and neck reconstruction, and those that used superior thyroid artery as recipient. The… CONTINUE READING

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