volume 41, issue 2, P167-171 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.07.005
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S. Ferrari, C. Copelli, B. Bianchi, A. Ferri, T. Poli, T. Ferri, E. Sesenna

Abstract: The results of this study, in agreement with previous studies, provide evidence that free-tissue transfer may be performed in ageing patients with a high degree of technical success. The chronologic age cannot be considered an appropriate criterion in the reconstructive decision. On the contrary, a careful selection of the patients based on comorbidities and general conditions (ASA status) is of primary importance in reducing post-operative complications and to improving the results of surgery.