JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/57369
FullText URL 73_5_393.pdf
Author Yi Yi Cho Thein| Win, Myitzu| Thuzara, Moe| Matsumoto, Hiroshi| Yamada, Kiyoshi| Kimata, Yoshihiro| Leung, Michael|
Abstract Although many surgical centers perform microsurgery routinely in developed countries, performing microsurgery is challenging in resource-poor developing countries, such as Myanmar. With the establishment of educational training programs and the assistance of volunteer plastic surgical teams, local plastic surgeons can learn the techniques of microsurgery and apply them clinically. The purpose of this study was to establish baseline data and define the challenges of performing microsurgery in Yangon General Hospital, Myanmar. Sixty-four patients underwent reconstruction with free flaps from January 2015 to January 2018. All clinical records of these cases were assessed. The number of free flap reconstructions performed increased from 11 in the first year to 24 in the third year. The anterolateral thigh flap was the most commonly used (42%). The most common sites of reconstruction were mandible and intraoral defects. Total flap survival occurred in 58 of 64 patients (89%). The total salvageable flap rate for revision surgery was 66.6%; the successful revision rate was highest in 2017, with fewer complications. The flap salvage rates increased and the operative duration decreased as clinical experience improved. Establishing a microsurgical center requires a strong multidisciplinary team, clinical experience, continuous learning, sensible clinical application, and effective interdepartmental and intradepartmental cooperation.
Keywords microsurgery educational programs challenges of microsurgical free flaps reoperation flap salvageable rate
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2019-10
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume73
Issue issue5
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 393
End Page 401
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2019 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 31649365
Web of Sience KeyUT 000491886600004