Free microvascular tissue transfers have become today a key instrument for the surgical treatment of wide loss of tissue. These procedures can provide definitive treatment in a single operation but they are expensive and require specialized practitioners. The operating microscope traditionally has provided this requirement; our study is focusing on the prospect of using a new visual systern-Varioscope M5-in the reconstructive microsurgery field. Varioscope M5 (Life Optics, Vienna, Austria) has been employed in 21 microvascular anastomoses, where different free flaps were used in head and neck reconstruction. The necessity to operate in a different department, not provided with an operating microscope, brought along the idea of exploring an alternative procedure to classical visualization systems. Specific advantages such as reduced cost, freedom of movement, autofocus, minimal upkeep, a variable range of magnification from 2X to 9X are some of the reasons that convinced the authors to use this new type of magnification system. Increasing interest in microsurgery magnification highlights the need for further technical development in that field. We consider Varioscope M5 a future mean of anastomotic magnification in most free-tissue transfers with specific characteristics that combine the microscope and loupe philosophies. (c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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|Titolo:||A new type of magnification system in free microvascular tissue transfer: Varioscope M5|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Citazione:||A new type of magnification system in free microvascular tissue transfer: Varioscope M5 / Stefano, Chiummariello; Fioramonti, Paolo; Giulio, Menichini; Scuderi, Nicolo'; Alfano, Carmine. - In: MICROSURGERY. - ISSN 0738-1085. - 27:6(2007), pp. 533-535.|
|Appare nella tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|