An unusual “venous circle” of the internal mammary vein encountered during microvascular anastomosis and implications for practice

Samaras, Stavros and McKelvie, Mark A. and Oni, Georgette and Malata, Charles M. (2020) An unusual “venous circle” of the internal mammary vein encountered during microvascular anastomosis and implications for practice. Case Reports in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, 7 (1). pp. 54-56. ISSN 2332-0885

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/23320885.2020.1754129

Abstract

The internal mammary vessels are commonly used for anastomosis in breast reconstruction. The anatomy when using the 2nd ICS has been shown to be predictable and hence preferentially used by the senior author. We present an unusual case of internal mammary vein bifurcation and immediate confluence forming a ‘venous circle’.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Breast reconstruction, microsurgery, mammary arteries, regional anatomy, free tissue flaps
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 27 May 2020 10:48
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:53
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/705570

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