The beneficial effect of heparin in preischemic perfusion solutions for cold-stored skin flaps.

@article{Pantazi2000TheBE,
  title={The beneficial effect of heparin in preischemic perfusion solutions for cold-stored skin flaps.},
  author={Georgia Pantazi and Kenneth R Knight and Rosa Romeo and John V. Hurley and Oliver F. Hennessy and G Willemart and Anthony K. J. Penington and Wayne A. Morrison},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={304-10}
}
Storage of skin flaps in the cold before replantation increases their tolerance to ischemic damage. Rat epigastric skin flaps were perfused immediately before 2 days of cold ischemia with 3 ml of normal saline containing either 10 U per milliliter of heparin (group 1, N = 11) or normal saline (group 2, N = 10), or stored without perfusion (group 3, N = 6… CONTINUE READING