Large prefabricated skin flaps based on the venous system in rabbits: a preliminary study.

TitleLarge prefabricated skin flaps based on the venous system in rabbits: a preliminary study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsYan H, He Z, Li Z, Lin K, Lv L, Li ZJ, Chen X, Gao W
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume132
Issue3
Pagination372e-80e
Date Published2013 Sep
Abstract

Flap prefabrication offers a bridging role between traditional reconstructive surgery and tissue engineering; however, because flap prefabrication is based on the concept of implanting a nourishing vascular pedicle in the target tissues before transfer, survival remains unreliable. Furthermore, the extended period required for neovascularization hampers its clinical application.

DOI10.3389/fnins.2013.00151
Alternate JournalPlast. Reconstr. Surg.