Delayed Procedure of Random Skin Flap by Undermining Through a Small Incision: An Experimental Study on Rat

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Abstract

This study is aimed to prove an alternative of delayed procedure on random skin flap by undermining through a small incision. An experimental study was performed to assess 2 cm x 7 cm random skin flap viability on the back of 51 female Sprague-Dawley rats weighted 200-250 gram which were grouped randomly. Group A was group for conventional delayed procedure which was done through elevation of bipedicled flap; group B was for delayed procedure through small incision, while group C acted as control group. The percentage of area of viable flap was counted with Auto CAD Map program. Using SPSS program version 10 the data was then analyzed with Kruskal-Wallis test and experiment wise error rate. Mean of percentage of viable flap area of group A was 73,34 ± 9,73, group B 73,02 ± 11,99, and group C 49,65 ±6,62. No different results of delay procedures performed on group A and B while the result of group C was significantly different compared to group A and B (p<0,01). As conclusion, delay procedure of random skin flap by undermining through small skin incision is effective and has no significant difference with the conventional delay procedure by elevation of bipedicled flap.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Indonesian Medical Association : Majalah Kedokteran Indonesia
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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