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Authors Pugh CM, Dennis RH, Massac EA
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Journal J Natl Med Assoc Volume: 88 Issue: 10 Pages: 655-7
Publish Date 1996 Oct
PubMed ID 8918071
PMC ID 2608121
Abstract

This retrospective study evaluated anticoagulants used during surgery to determine efficacy and associated complications. The patient population was comprised of 15 patients who underwent microvascular free-flap surgery for wound coverage of the lower one third of the leg. Results indicated that the use of heparin in conjunction with other anticoagulants was associated with the development of more hematomas compared with the use of aspirin and dextran, both separately and together.

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