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Comparison of venous couplers versus hand-sewn technique in 4577 cases of DIEP-flap breast reconstructions – A multicenter study

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Heidekrueger, Paul ; von Fritschen, Uwe ; Moellhoff, Nicholas ; Germann, Gunter ; Giunta, Riccardo ; Zeman, Florian ; Prantl, Lukas
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 26 Jan 2021 16:06

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Introduction Venous anastomosis remains to be a challenging step in microsurgical tissue transfer and venous complications constitute to a common reason for free flap failure. While several studies have compared mechanical vs. hand-sewn venous anastomoses, there is no large-series study comparing the type of anastomosis exclusively in DIEP flap breast reconstructions. Patients and Methods Between ...


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