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VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2021 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Retrospective Review of Anesthetic Management of Free Flap Reconstructive Surgeries: An Analysis of 162 Cases

Harprit Kaur Madan, Roshan Thawale

Keywords : Anesthesia, Free flap surgery, Microvascular circulation, Plastic surgery

Citation Information : Madan HK, Thawale R. Retrospective Review of Anesthetic Management of Free Flap Reconstructive Surgeries: An Analysis of 162 Cases. Res Inno Anesth 2021; 6 (1):1-4.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-0067

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


The success rate of free flap revascularization is affected by multiple factors. We did a retrospective study of 162 patients who underwent free flap reconstructive surgery over a period of approximately 4 years in the BYL Nair Hospital, a premier tertiary care public health center in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. All the surgeries were performed by the same group of surgeons. A brief history of free flap surgery is presented, followed by a description of the anesthetic technique used and the results of the study. The various ways in which anesthetic management may influence the results of surgery are discussed. The data from 162 patients were collected and analyzed.

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