Arterialization of epigastric skin flaps in rabbits

This preliminary experimental investigation revealed that arterial blood supply via the inferior epigastric vein (reversed blood flow) nourished an epigastric skin flap well enough to survive. Histological examinations showed no differences between skin of the flap and normal skin (Figs. 4, 5). Free nonvascularised skin flaps (group 1) showed necroses and… CONTINUE READING

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