volume 27, issue 5, P701-703 2013
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2013.795522
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William N. Allen, Andrew King, Tim K. Blackburn

Abstract: Microdialysis is one of several methods described for monitoring the anastomosis and blood flow to the donor tissue in microvascular-free tissue transfer for craniofacial reconstructive surgery. A case is presented where a microdialysis free flap monitoring system detected metabolic aberrations within the free flap secondary to a rise in intracranial pressure, which the intracranial pressure monitor had failed to detect.