Thrombotic effect of purposeful back-wall stitch for different suture locations and vessels in rats

Nasir S., Aydin M., Ozguner M.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.55, no.5, pp.508-511, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.508-511


Many microsurgeons experience inadvertent back-wall stitch as a cause of immediate anastomotic failure. To investigate this factor as a possible cause of delayed arterial anastomotic failure that does not appear in the operation room, a purposeful back-wall stitch (PBWS) model of microarterial anastomosis was applied in various configurations on femoral and carotid arteries of rats.