The effect of twist on microvascular anastomotic patency and angiographic luminal dimensions.


BACKGROUND Microvascular anastomoses must be constructed perfectly in order to be successful. One of the subtle technical errors that can occur during construction is twisting of the anastomosis. In the present study, we examined the effect of twist on the immediate, 2-h postoperative angiographic dimensions and patency of microvascular anastomoses… (More)