Obesity alters rat abdominal flap survival.


Obesity presents a risk factor for flap-related complications in autologous tissue breast reconstruction. In this study, an animal model was developed to examine this phenomenon. Abdominal flaps based on a superficial inferior epigastric pedicle were elevated in an experimental group of obese Zucker (fa/fa) rats (n = 8; mean weight, 413 g) and in their lean… (More)


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@article{Reyna2006ObesityAR, title={Obesity alters rat abdominal flap survival.}, author={Ronald E Reyna and Mark E. Feldmann and Zachary Presson Evans and O Seung-Jun and Kenneth D Chavin}, journal={The American surgeon}, year={2006}, volume={72 9}, pages={764-71; discussion 771-2} }