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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


MORAN, M.J. et al. Rescate con sanguijuelas de un injerto libre lateral del muslo. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2003, vol.25, n.5, pp.304-308. ISSN 2173-9161.

The overall success rates using free flaps is nowadays over 95% in the majority of services. Salvage attempts successfully rescue from 28-87,5% of the cases in different series. Venous insufficienency is responsible for most initial flap failures We report a case in which a venous trombosis of the free flap was detected and it was finally successfully rescued with leeches.

Keywords : Leeches; Free flap; Venous congestion; Rescue.

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