Fluorescence Angiography in the Assessment of Flap Perfusion and Vitality

Melvyn S. Yeoh, D. David Kim, G. E. Ghali

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Abstract

Indocyanine green angiography is increasingly being adopted by reconstructive surgeons for use in pedicle tissue flaps and microvascular free-tissue transfer procedures. With the increasing adoption of this technology, the postoperative complication rate and the need for reoperation can be decreased, making these reconstructive procedures more predictable. The main disadvantage of this technology is its cost; with time and greater adoption of this technology, the cost will eventually decrease. Decreased postoperative complications and reduced need for revision surgery with the use of this technology will play a significant role in decreasing the overall health care costs for these complex reconstructive procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

Keywords

  • Fluorescence angiography
  • Free-tissue transfer
  • Pedicle flap
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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