free-tissue transfer


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free-tissue transfer

Surgical relocation of one part of the body to another in order to repair a visible defect. The body part and its supporting blood vessels are sutured into their new location (often a defect created by trauma or by excision of a malignant tumor.
See also: transfer
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Combined pedicle and free-tissue transfer to improve functional restoration of the foot: The "backpack principle".
Refinements using free-tissue transfer for complex cranial base reconstruction.
Conclusion: The sural fasciocutaneous flap provides reliable supple and durable most single-stage coverage of wounds of the distal third of the leg, heel, and foot with the results comparable to free-tissue transfer.
Reconstruction was performed with a microvascular free-tissue transfer using the ipsilateral facial vessels.