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What is microvascular free tissue transfer?

Daniel Kapp
Daniel Kapp on behalf of MDLIVE
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

This is an advanced plastic surgical reconstructive technique where tissue, either muscle, skin or a combination of muscle, skin and fat, are moved from one part of the body to another by disconnecting the blood supply to the artery and vein which supply these tissues and reconnecting them to a new location in the body.  This is becoming a very popular technique for reconstruction, particularly with respect to breast cancer.  Some consider the micro vascular tissue breast reconstruction to be the gold standard.

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