The effect of an implantable Doppler probe on the salvage of microvascular tissue transplants.

@article{Kind1998TheEO,
  title={The effect of an implantable Doppler probe on the salvage of microvascular tissue transplants.},
  author={Gabriel Kind and Rudolf F Buntic and Gregory M. Buncke and Travor Cooper and Peter P. Siko and Harry J. Buncke},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={101 5},
  pages={1268-73; discussion 1274-5}
}
One hundred forty-seven flaps in 135 consecutive patients undergoing microvascular transplantation were monitored using a miniature Doppler ultrasonic probe. Using a modification of a technique described previously by Swartz, the probes were secured to the outflow vein of the flap with Vicryl mesh. Twenty instances of thrombosis or spasm were detected in 16 patients, and all flaps were salvaged (100 percent). There were four false positive and no false negative results. This probe allows for… CONTINUE READING

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