The Multiple-U Technique: A Novel Microvascular Anastomosis Technique That Guarantees Everted Anastomosis Sites with Solid Intima-to-Intima Contact

Spencer Chia Hao Kuo, Yueh Ju Tsai, Pao Jen Kuo, Faye Huang, Tsan Shiun Lin, Ching Hua Hsieh*

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Abstract

The key to successful microvascular anastomosis is achieving intima-to-intima contact, which is not always easy. In this article, the authors propose the multiple-U technique, which is a novel microvascular anastomosis technique that characterizes easy and reliable intima-to-intima contact. The technique was performed on patients who underwent free flap reconstruction for head and neck defects at the Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital from September 1, 2020, to November 30, 2020. The immediate patency test results for all vessel anastomoses were positive, and the postoperative recovery courses of the patients were without any vascular complications. In conclusion, the multiple-U technique is a widely available technique that guarantees everted anastomosis sites and solid intima-to-intima contact. This technique can be performed on both arterial and venous anastomoses regardless of vessel size and wall thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)981E-984E
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume149
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 01 05 2022

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