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Title: Microvascular anastomotic coupler for venous end-to-side anastomoses in head and neck reconstructive surgery
Author(s): Kisser, UlrichLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Koepernik, Sophie
Issue Date: 2023
Type: Article
Language: English
Abstract: Background: The use of coupler devices has become mainstream in microsurgical end-to-end venous anastomoses (EEA) for free flaps in head and neck reconstruction. Reports about end-to-side venous anastomoses (ESA) using a coupler are scarce, though. Methods: The surgical technique of end-to-side anastomosis using a coupler device is described. End-to-side anastomoses and end-to-end anastomoses with a vascular coupler are compared with respect to postoperative vascular complications. Results: 124 patients were included, 76 with EEA, 48 with ESA. Postoperative venous complications occurred in 5.3% and 2.1%, respectively. Conclusions: ESA is a valuable alternative to EEA when using a coupler device providing more flexibility to the surgeon.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0(CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Journal Title: European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology and head & neck
Publisher: Springer
Publisher Place: Berlin
Volume: 280
Original Publication: 10.1007/s00405-023-08136-0
Page Start: 4709
Page End: 4712
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