The human placenta: a complementary method for microsurgical training

D. Fasano, F. M. Montanari, G. A. Guzzardella, M. Fini, N. Nicoli Aldini, R. Giardino

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Alternative methods to living animals are actually often necessary in microsurgical training. The human placenta presents many advantages, such as easy availability at no cost and the great number of suitable vessels on its fetal surface. On the basis of their experience, the authors suggest that the human placenta may be a satisfactory alternative when living animals are not available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-143
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1994


  • Experimental model
  • Human placenta
  • Microvascular surgery
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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