1999
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-86501999000300002
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Abstract: In the skin, the concept of reperfusion injury is well established. The application of this knowledge to deal with skin flap surgery problems, has a great prophylactic potential. This experimental study was performed to evaluate the action of mannitol as a scavenger of oxygen-free radicals, after an ischemia-reperfusion injury on skin island flaps. Thirty six male Wistar rats were divided into three test groups (n = 12): a non-ischemic group (group I), and two others (groups II and III) which were subjected to…

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