Electromagnetic blood flowmetry in microvascular anastomosis
The rapid development of microvascular surgical techniques in the last 10 years is well documented. The paucity of literature on electromagnetic blood flow studies of vessels less than 3 mm in diameter has been noted by those teaching the basics of microvascular surgery. Electromagnetic flowmeters were initially used in experimental work, but the introduction of formal teaching of microvascular surgical techniques has taken this instrument out of the purely experimental phase of microvascular surgery. The surgeon learning new techniques may now evaluate his work in the teaching laboratory and will carry this knowledge directly into the operating room.
KeywordsLeft Common Carotid Artery Vascular Repair Intimal Flap Teaching Laboratory Electromagnetic Flowmeter
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