The importance of topical heparin in microvascular anastomoses: a study in the rat.

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The importance of heparinised saline irrigation of the vessel ends in microvascular anastomoses may be under-estimated. Recent thrombosis research is reviewed which suggests that heparin is selectively adsorbed onto endothelium, thereby preventing thrombus formation. This evidence is invoked to explain the results of a free flap experiment in the rat and to… (More)

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@article{Sinclair1980TheIO, title={The importance of topical heparin in microvascular anastomoses: a study in the rat.}, author={Sandra Sinclair}, journal={British journal of plastic surgery}, year={1980}, volume={33 4}, pages={422-6} }