Reconstruction of the lower extremity with vascularized composite tissue: improved tissue survival and specific indications.

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A retrospective assessment of 50 vascularized composite tissue transfers was carried out with 48 patients. Factors responsible for improved tissue survival included (1) the evaluation and proper selection of recipient vasculature, (2) the increased dependence on the vacularized latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap, and (3) the frequent use, wherever… (More)

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@article{Serafin1980ReconstructionOT, title={Reconstruction of the lower extremity with vascularized composite tissue: improved tissue survival and specific indications.}, author={Dominique Serafin and Robert Sabatier and Rebecca L Morris and Nicholas G. Georgiade}, journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery}, year={1980}, volume={66 2}, pages={230-41} }