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Hirudo medicinalis – historical and biological background and their role in microsurgery: Review article

Abdul Kerim Yapici, Muzaffer Durmus, Mehmet Tanyuksel, Selim Turkkan, Harun Yasin Tuzun, Arsen Arsenishvili.


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The first recorded use of medicinal leeches has known from ancient Egypt. There was more widespread written reference to their employment in the first century AD. In the 1980s, French surgeons utilized leeches to maintain venous circulation in distal finger replantations that were subject to arterial anastomosis. Leeches are currently used in hirudotherapy, microvascular replantation, reconstructive surgery, and the treatment of venous congestion that takes place upon trauma surgery. In this paper, hirudotherapy is presented for plastic surgery and discussed are the related complications and benefits.

Key words: Hirudo medicinalis, flap, microsurgery, hirudotherapy, venous failure

 

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Abdul Kerim Yapici, Muzaffer Durmus, Mehmet Tanyuksel, Selim Turkkan, Harun Yasin Tuzun, Arsen Arsenishvili. Hirudo medicinalis – historical and biological background and their role in microsurgery: Review article. Hand Microsurg. 2017; 6(1): 34-38. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.217838


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Abdul Kerim Yapici, Muzaffer Durmus, Mehmet Tanyuksel, Selim Turkkan, Harun Yasin Tuzun, Arsen Arsenishvili. Hirudo medicinalis – historical and biological background and their role in microsurgery: Review article. http://handmicrosurgeryjournal.com/?mno=217838 [Access: December 15, 2018]. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.217838


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Abdul Kerim Yapici, Muzaffer Durmus, Mehmet Tanyuksel, Selim Turkkan, Harun Yasin Tuzun, Arsen Arsenishvili. Hirudo medicinalis – historical and biological background and their role in microsurgery: Review article. Hand Microsurg. 2017; 6(1): 34-38. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.217838


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Abdul Kerim Yapici, Muzaffer Durmus, Mehmet Tanyuksel, Selim Turkkan, Harun Yasin Tuzun, Arsen Arsenishvili. Hirudo medicinalis – historical and biological background and their role in microsurgery: Review article. Hand Microsurg. (2017), [cited December 15, 2018]; 6(1): 34-38. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.217838


Harvard Style

Abdul Kerim Yapici, Muzaffer Durmus, Mehmet Tanyuksel, Selim Turkkan, Harun Yasin Tuzun, Arsen Arsenishvili (2017) Hirudo medicinalis – historical and biological background and their role in microsurgery: Review article. Hand Microsurg, 6 (1), 34-38. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.217838


Turabian Style

Abdul Kerim Yapici, Muzaffer Durmus, Mehmet Tanyuksel, Selim Turkkan, Harun Yasin Tuzun, Arsen Arsenishvili. 2017. Hirudo medicinalis – historical and biological background and their role in microsurgery: Review article. Hand and Microsurgery, 6 (1), 34-38. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.217838


Chicago Style

Abdul Kerim Yapici, Muzaffer Durmus, Mehmet Tanyuksel, Selim Turkkan, Harun Yasin Tuzun, Arsen Arsenishvili. “Hirudo medicinalis – historical and biological background and their role in microsurgery: Review article.” Hand and Microsurgery 6 (2017), 34-38. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.217838


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Abdul Kerim Yapici, Muzaffer Durmus, Mehmet Tanyuksel, Selim Turkkan, Harun Yasin Tuzun, Arsen Arsenishvili. “Hirudo medicinalis – historical and biological background and their role in microsurgery: Review article.” Hand and Microsurgery 6.1 (2017), 34-38. Print. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.217838


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Abdul Kerim Yapici, Muzaffer Durmus, Mehmet Tanyuksel, Selim Turkkan, Harun Yasin Tuzun, Arsen Arsenishvili (2017) Hirudo medicinalis – historical and biological background and their role in microsurgery: Review article. Hand and Microsurgery, 6 (1), 34-38. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.217838