Unique Techniques or Approaches in Microvascular and Microlymphatic Surgery

Jin Bo Tang, Luis Landín, Pedro C. Cavadas, Alessandro Thione, Jing Chen, Gemma Pons, Jaume Masià

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© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Several methods can be used for identifying tissues for transfer in donor-site–depleted patients. A fillet flap can be temporarily stored in other parts of the body and transferred back to the site of tissue defect, including covering the amputated stump of the lower extremity. Human arm transplant is rare and has some unique concerns for the surgery and postsurgical treatment. Cosmetics of the narrow neck of transferred second toes can be improved with insertion of a flap. Lymphedema of the breast after cancer treatment can be diagnosed with several currently available imaging techniques and treated surgically with lymphaticovenous anastomosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-414
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017


  • Arm transplant
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Microlymphatic surgery
  • Microsurgical flaps
  • Toe-to-hand transfer


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