chapter  8
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Free Flap Revascularisation Process

First in 1902, Alexis Carrel reported the triangulation method of end-to-end anastomosis, which is still routinely used today and for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1912. At the same time, he suggested to use the latero-terminal (LT) technique for the anastomosis of vessels of different size.3 Finally, the innovation that led to the foundation of modern microvascular surgery was the introduction of the operating microscope by Nylen.4