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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Extension of limb salvage by combined vascular reconstruction and adjunctive free-tissue transfer. J Vasc Surg 1993;18:972-8.
Kenneth Francis, the patient underwent a free-tissue transfer which involved the "harvesting" of muscle from his right inner thigh and implanting the tissue on his left forefoot.
Although coverage of wounds of the lower one-third of the leg can be best undertaken using micro-vascular free-tissue transfer, as these flaps provide reliable single-stage coverage of these wounds.
We conducted a retrospective case review at our tertiary care academic medical center to assess the long-term results of microvascular free-tissue transfer to achieve facial reanimation in 3 patients.