Journal article

Image-guided, stereotactic perforator flap surgery: a prospective comparison of current techniques and review of the literature

WM Rozen, A Buckland, MW Ashton, DL Stella, TJ Phillips, GI Taylor

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY | SPRINGER FRANCE | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Image-guided stereotaxy is a recent advancement in imaging technology, allowing computer guidance to aid surgical planning and accuracy. Despite the use of multiple techniques for patient registration in several surgical specialities, only fiducial marker registration has been described for use in soft tissue reconstructive surgery. The current study comprises an evaluation of the current techniques available for this purpose. METHODS: A cohort of nine consecutive patients planned for elective free flaps were recruited, with the first five patients (four for the abdominal wall and one anterolateral thigh donor site) undergoing fiducial marker registration with a variable number o..

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