Adipose derived stem cells enhance skin flap survival

Matthias Reichenberger, S. Heimer, A. Schaefer, W. Müller, M. Gebhard, M. Pelzer, G. Germann, U. Leimer & E. Köllensperger
Introduction: Skin flap necrosis caused by insufficient blood supply is a common complication in reconstructive surgery. A number of methods have been described to augment viability of skin flaps. Adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) have the potential for differentiation into several types of cells,[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]