Quantitative Changes in Vascular Volume of Irradiated Primate Mandible: A Feasibility Study.
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Sixty days following a cancercidal dose of radiation 5,600 rads, the vascular volume of an irradiated primate hemimandible was less than 50 of the unirradiated side. This activated-perfusant method of determining vascular volume in a series of animals after varying exposures and postirradiation perfusion schedules should produce quantitative data valuable in planning reconstructive procedures. Information as to the rate of decline of postirradiation vascular volume, its consistency, and its total quantity would provide the surgeon a more physiologic assessment of a proposed postirradiation surgical site.
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