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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2007;16(2):53-56.
Published online May 31, 2007.
Use of Human Placentas for Practice of Microvascular Surgery
Min Gu Kang, M.D., Sang Yup Yoon, M.D.*, Hak Chang, M.D.<sup><font size="2">2</font></sup>
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul, Korea. kmgu@paran.com
2Silhouette Plastic Surgery, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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Purpose: Microsurgical exercise has been performed with rat femoral vessels. But, it needs animal laboratory, anesthesia and its keeping facilities.
Materials and Methods: Ten human placentas were studied for suitability in a microvascular exercise. The size and useful length of vessels were measured, and various microvascular anastomoses were performed.
Result: The human placenta has many vessels traversing its fetal surface. A variety of sizes are available down to vessels of diameter 1 mm and up to vessels of diameter 6.5 mm (1.0Conclusion: We suggest the use of human placenta as complemetary to experimental animals in microvascular training. Where other preparations are not available, the human placenta appears to offer a reasonable, cheep and readily available alternative.
Key Words: Microvascular anastomosis, Human Placenta

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