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Autuhor's reply 4. Myers MB, Cherry G (1969) Mechanism of the delay phenom- 8. Hira M, Tajima S, Yamamoto Y (1992) The metabolism of skin grafts stored with excess carbon dioxide. Plast Reconstr Surg enon. Plast Reconstr Surg 44:52 89:1122 5. Tsujiguchi K, Tajima S, Tanaka Yet al. (1988) An experimental study in delayed skin flaps using biochemical analysis. J Jpn PRS 8:12 6. Cutting CB, Bardach J, Finseth F (1981) Hemodynamics of the delayed flap: a total blood flow study. Br J Plast Surg 34:133 S. Tajima 7. Reinish JF (1974) The pathophysiology of skin flap circulation: Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Osaka Medical the delay phenomenon. Plast Reconstr Surg 54:324 College, 2-7 Daigaku-cho, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan 569 I thank Prof. Tajima for the commentary he provided on 4. The superficial layer of the skin is a kind of end organ our paper. The following are the answers to the questions so it is most vulnerable to ischemia. he raises about the paper.1. We measured the survival rates using transparent paper. I hope this clarifies these issues. 2. The superficial necrosis is loss of the outer layer of skin and it is seen in venous flap procedures. We define super- ficial necrosis by visual examination looking for the pres- ence of surviving flap tissue under the necrotic area. 3. The reverse flow was on the central vein, not on the M. ~elik other veins. 3-3 Blok Daire-15 Akasya 02, Bahcesehir, Istanbul, Turkey European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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