Pediatric free tissue transfer: an evaluation of 99 cases.

  title={Pediatric free tissue transfer: an evaluation of 99 cases.},
  author={Howard M. Clarke and Joseph Upton and Ronald Melvin Zuker and Ralph T. Manktelow},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  volume={36 6},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of free tissue transfers in children who undergo reconstructive surgery. DESIGN Case series chart review. Mean follow-up longer than 2 years. SETTING Two tertiary care pediatric hospitals. PATIENTS Consecutive sample of 99 children. INTERVENTIONS Free tissue transfers for reconstruction of a variety of defects. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Indications, operations, complications, survival. RESULTS The most common indications were for restoration of muscle… CONTINUE READING


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