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Delaying the Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery (SIEA) Flap and Determining the Change in SIEA Diameter and Blood Flow

This study has been completed.
University Medical Centre Maribor
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University Medical Centre Ljubljana Identifier:
First received: November 23, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2010
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to determine whether delaying the superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap results in widening of diameter and enhancing of blood flow of its donor artery.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Neoplasms
Procedure: Delay procedure of SIEA flap.
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Delaying the Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery (SIEA) Flap: A Solution to the Problem of the Small Caliber of the Donor Artery

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Further study details as provided by University Medical Centre Ljubljana:

Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SIEA,delay procedure,widening of diameter Procedure: Delay procedure of SIEA flap.
Ligating the deep inferior epigastric artery ipsilaterally to the planned raising of the SIEA flap 2 weeks prior to the reconstructive procedure.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients undergoing surgery for lower extremities varicose veins

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who previously underwent operations of the lower abdomen (abdominoplasty and inguinal hernia repair)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01247129

University Medical Centre Maribor
Maribor, Slovenia, 2000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medical Centre Ljubljana
University Medical Centre Maribor
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Responsible Party: Minja Gregorič, University Medical Centre Maribor Identifier: NCT01247129     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MG-2010
Study First Received: November 23, 2010
Last Updated: November 23, 2010

Keywords provided by University Medical Centre Ljubljana:
Superficial inferior epigastric artery flap, delay phenomenon

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017