Intraoperative use of dynamic infrared thermography and indocyanine green fluorescence video angiography to predict partial skin flap loss

Intraoperative use of dynamic infrared thermography and indocyanine green fluorescence video... Inadequate perfusion is the most common cause of partial flap loss in reconstructive surgery. Intraoperative monitoring of flap perfusion may prevent such loss. This study compared indocyanine green fluorescence angiography (ICG-FA) and dynamic infrared thermography (DIRT) in their ability to predict intraoperatively the percentage of flap survival in a caudally based McFarlane flap in 10 male Wistar rats. The intraoperative images of both techniques were subjectively and objectively analysed. The percentage of flap survival, as judged from the digital colour photographs 7 days post-operatively, was 69 ± 3%. Objective analysis of flap survival based on intraoperative DIRT and ICG-FA (74 vs 63%, respectively) correlated quite well with the subjective measurements (75 ± 2 vs 59 ± 4%, respectively). However, intraoperative ICG-FA images underestimated flap survival by 6–10%, while intraoperative DIRT images overestimated the flap survival by 5–6%. The authors conclude that intraoperative use of ICG-FA and DIRT can provide valuable information on areas with inadequate perfusion as long as their limitations are respected. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Intraoperative use of dynamic infrared thermography and indocyanine green fluorescence video angiography to predict partial skin flap loss

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-007-0201-3
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