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A delay procedure was performed in flow-through venous flaps made in rabbits' ears. Compared with undelayed venous flaps, the delayed flaps at 7, 14 and 21 days after delay showed a distinct increase of survival area. This effect increased with the delay period.
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Accepted: June 3, 1992
Received: February 10, 1992
© 1993 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc.