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Werker Paul M.N. MD PhD; Green, Colin J. PhD, BVetMed, FRCVS, FRCS(Hon); Kon, Moshe MD, PhD; Overgoor, Max L.E.; Franken, Ralph J.P.M.
Annals of Plastic Surgery: March 1993
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In this study the effectiveness of a single-passage perfusion with hypertonic citrate solution on the cold ischemia tolerance in epigastric free flaps in Dark-Agouty rats was investigated. In the control group a significant decline in survival percentage was observed when the storage time was extended from 72 hours to 96 hours. A single (pressure controlled) passage perfusion with hypertonic citrate solution was able to prevent this decline.

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