Comment on "Single-handed free tissue transfer without a microscope"

Comment on "Single-handed free tissue transfer without a microscope" Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:139 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0515-8 EDIT OR’S COMMENT Ian T. Jackson Comment on “Single-handed free tissue transfer without a microscope” Published online: 14 May 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 We are publishing the contribution by Dr. Spyriounis be- ties and equipment. The author, in fact, is very modest cause it takes some courage to present this technique at a because he has achieved good results in extremely diffi- time when microscopes seem to be so readily available cult situations. as are surgeons with microscopic expertise who can use I think and hope that this paper will encourage oth- them. It should be realized, however, that in many parts ers who do not possess a microscope to follow Dr. of the world, this is not the case, and the method used Spyriounis’ example. He has functioned in an environ- and the cases treated by Dr. Spyriounis provide a great ment where microsurgery can be performed without the example for those who do not have the necessary facili- availability, certainly initially, of the required micro- scope. It is necessary, however, not to look at one’s ability to overcome this clinical challenge as an end- This commentary refers to the article point. It is only a beginning which should lead to the acquisition of an operating microscope. Once this has been obtained, the procedures become more complex, I. T. Jackson ( ) but failure is unusual. I hope that Dr. Spyriounis Editor-in-Chief e-mail: achieves this—he deserves it! European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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