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Microvascular Anastomoses: Suture and Non-suture Methods

  • R. A. J. WainEmail author
  • D. Hammond
  • M. McPhillips
  • J. P. M. Whitty
  • W. AhmedEmail author
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Abstract

A plethora of methods have been proposed for coapting microvessels, with the mainstay being hand-suturing under an operating microscope. A broad range of hand-sutured techniques have been described and these are still evolving today. Alongside this, non-suture methods of microvascular anastomosis have gained popularity over recent years with numerous intra- and extravascular approaches being proposed. This section addresses the development of microsurgical suture technique for microvascular anastomosis, and continues to present the array of non-suture methods currently proposed as alternatives to standard suturing.

Keywords

Microvascular Microarterial Anastomosis Microsurgery Suture Coupling Ring-pin Clips Adhesives Gels Stents Laser Magnets 

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  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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