Monitoring the changes in intraparenchymatous venous pressure to ascertain flap viability.


BACKGROUND Disruption of venous outflow can lead to tissue necrosis. Thrombosis of a venous channel at the coaptation site in instances of free tissue transfer could cause death of the transplanted tissues. Although various techniques have been used to monitor the viability of transferred tissues, there has been no technique designed specifically to check… (More)