The value of preoperative Doppler sonography for planning free perforator flaps.

@article{Giunta2000TheVO,
  title={The value of preoperative Doppler sonography for planning free perforator flaps.},
  author={Riccardo Enzo Giunta and Andreas Geisweid and A. M. Feller},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={105 7},
  pages={2381-6}
}
The individual perforating vessels have a high degree of anatomical variation, therefore it is desirable to conduct a careful examination of them before undertaking a perforator flap operation. Because locating the vessels beforehand makes performing the operative procedure much easier, the aim of the present study was to assess the value of using simple acoustic Doppler sonography to plan a perforator flap operation. The vessel examinations were carried out before taking 46 free microvascular… CONTINUE READING