Arch Plast Surg 2017 May 22;44(3):238-242. Epub 2017 May 22.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dongguk University Medical Center, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Ilsan, Korea.
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Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2013 Mar;24(2):247-53
Department of Urology, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
The most common anatomic variant seen in the donor kidneys for renal transplantation is multiple renal arteries (MRA), which can cause an increased risk of complications. We describe the long-term outcomes of 16 years of experience in 76 kidney transplantations with MRAs. In a new reconstruction technique, we remove arterial clamps after anastomosing the donor to the recipient's main renal vessels, which cause backflow from accessory arteries to prevent thrombosis. Read More
Plast Reconstr Surg 2004 Jan;113(1):277-83
Department of Plastic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea.
A significant clinical problem in reconstructive surgery is partial loss of a pedicled flap. To resolve this problem, various methods of vascular augmentation have been developed; "supercharging" is one of those techniques. A new rat flap model was developed for investigation of the supercharging procedure, and the efficacy of the arterial supercharging method was examined. Read More
Plast Reconstr Surg 1994 Jan;93(1):109-17
Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto Women's College Hospital, Ontario, Canada.
Modern trends in breast reconstruction with the TRAM flap have promoted adequate blood supply to the flap while minimizing the donor-site defect in the anterior abdominal wall. Preservation of the rectus abdominis muscle (both unipedicled and bipedicled), supercharging, delayed, and free-flap techniques all have promoted these principles. A new technique is presented utilizing the single pedicle with a transmidline retrograde microvascular loop anastomosis of the deep inferior epigastric artery and vein. Read More
Ann Plast Surg 1998 Jun;40(6):655-8
Department of Surgery, American University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
Thorascopic harvesting of the internal mammary artery for supercharging the rectus abdominis pedicled flap for breast reconstruction is presented. The procedure was carried on a woman who had previously undergone a mastectomy and who was obese and a diabetic. The patient underwent a "high" flap delay 2 weeks earlier. Read More