THE EFFECTS OF DELAYING COMPOSITE CARTILAGE GRAFTS AND THEIR RECIPIENT BED ON THE GRAFT-SURVIVAL - EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS IN RABBITS


KARACA C., GURSU G.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.17, no.5, pp.247-251, 1994 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00208840
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.247-251
  • Keywords: DELAY PHENOMENON, COMPOSITE CARTILAGE GRAFT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Composite cartilage grafts are limited in size due to their limited blood supply. Survival of composite cartilage grafts depend on the blood supplied through their margins. The delaying phenomenon increases vascularization in both the composite cartilage graft and the recipient bed. We present the effects of delayed composite cartilage graft, delayed recipient bed, or both, on composite cartilage graft size, survival and also radioactive examination of the cartilage survival using sulphur 35 in rabbit ears.