Discussion| Volume 60, ISSUE 5, P569, May 2007

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Commentary on: A simple classification for standardisation of nomenclature in free flap outcome, by R. Srikanth, D. Mukunda Reddy, A. Mosahebi, J Plast Reconstr Aesthetic Surg 2006;59:1318–24

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      • A simple classification for standardisation of nomenclature in free flap outcome
        Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic SurgeryVol. 59Issue 12
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          The numbers of free flap donor site as well as their indications are constantly increasing. Despite increasing popularity of microvascular reconstructive procedures, literature lacks clear and objective outcome criteria. This paper reports on a simple outcome classification that has become a routine part of the unit's large workload of microvascular outcome recording. The classification was formed through a retrospective analysis of 241 consecutive cases from 2000 to 2001 and is a five graded numerical classification.
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