In conclusion, in our opinion, a mechanical nonsuturing technique for microvascular anastomosis may eliminate the conventional procedure in optimal cases. This technique has proved to be quick and safe, with a high success rate in normal vessels. However, superior microvascular expertise is required to apply the staples accurately. Only in damaged vessel walls or in significant vessel diameter mismatch does the sufficient eversion of the vessel wall lead to an inappropriate diameter of the vessels; this is also because, especially in the end-to-side anastomosis, the height of the clip must be accommodated (Fig. 7).
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
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