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“Assessment of deep inferior epigastric perforator flap perfusion with near-infrared fluorescence: a pilot study and description of a standardized working protocol”

8 monthes ago   |   By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Fat necrosis is a common complication after autologous breast reconstruction using a free flap, which can influence reconstruction outcome and patient satisfaction. Intraoperative near-infrared fluorescence imaging using indocyanine green permits visualization of flap perfusion. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of near-infrared fluorescence on fat necrosis incidence in patients undergoing an autologous breast reconstruction with a deep inferior epigastric perforator flap and to propose a standard working protocol for this technique.
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