Visualization of Skin Perfusion by Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography—A Feasibility Study

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Abstract

Summary:

Plastic and reconstructive surgery relies on the knowledge of angiosomes in the raising of microsurgical flaps. Growing interest in muscle-sparing perforator flaps calls for reliable methods to assess the clinical feasibility of new donor sites in anatomical studies. Several injection techniques are known for the evaluation of vascular territories. Indocyanine green–based fluorescence angiography has found wide application in the clinical assessment of tissue perfusion. In this article, the use of indocyanine green–based fluorescence angiography for the assessment of perforasomes in anatomical studies is described for the first time.

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