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Skull Base. 2005 Aug;15(3):229-40.

Learning to perform microvascular anastomosis.

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Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84132, USA. vasospaz@aol.com

Abstract

The skills necessary to connect ultrasmall vessels and neural structures successfully require commitment and practice to refine. The techniques require only a few specialized instruments and a high-quality microscope. Several exercises can simulate real-life anatomical situations using a rubber sheet, chicken vessels, or the rat femoral artery model. A series of graduated drills can help develop proficiency and confidence.

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