The systematic review and meta-analysis of free flap safety in the elderly patients

Ustun G. G. , AKSU A. E. , UZUN H. , Bitik O.

MICROSURGERY, cilt.37, ss.442-450, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/micr.30156
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.442-450


Background: Prolonged mean life expectancy gives rise to a more populated and older patient group. With increasing number of cases during the past decades, older patients are regarded as candidates for microsurgical interventions. Whether advanced patient age is an independent risk factor for microsurgical reconstruction is still an ongoing matter of debate.