An introduction to the world of ultramicrosurgery

Yoshihiro Kimata, Kenjiro Hasegawa, Sunao Morisada

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The technique called "Ultramicrosurgery", " Supermicrosurgery" is defined as microsurgical anastomosis of vessels with a diameter less than 0.5 mm. This surgical method increases the chances for achieving finger tip replantation, a free perforator flap reconstruction that reduces the flap donor site morbidity, and lymphaticovenous shunting to treat the lymphoedema. In this report, we introduce the various ultramicrosurgery techniques and representative cases and its application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-874
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009


  • Fingertip replantation
  • Lymphaticovenous shunting
  • Perforator flap
  • Supermicrosurgery
  • Ultramicrosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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