J Reconstr Microsurg 2009; 25(8): 497-499
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1234028
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Managing Venous Discrepancy: Simple Method

Manav P. Suri1 , Quazi Ghazwan Ahmad1 , Prabha S. Yadav1
  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
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Publication Date:
20 August 2009 (online)


Microvascular anastomosis is an essential technique for free flap transfer and replantation surgery. Size discrepancy in microvascular anastomosis is a common issue in free flap transfer. Different methods are used by microvascular surgeons to solve the problem of vascular discrepancies. We describe a simple technique using LigaclipsTM that effectively narrows the wider vein in such discrepancy.


Prabha S Yadav, M.S. 

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tata Memorial Hospital

Mumbai, India

Email: dr.prabha.yadav@gmail.com