The effect of amifostine at pre- and postoperative irradiation damage on microvascular anastomoses, nerve regeneration and wound dealing

Aydin A., Meral R., Solakoglu S., Mezdegi A.

1st Congress of the World-Society-for-Reconstructive-Microsurgery, Taipei, Taiwan, 29 October - 03 November 2001, pp.19-20 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Taipei
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-20


A comparative study was undertaken to evaluate the possible effects of amifostine on irradiation damage to the healing of microvascular anastomoses, nerve regeneration through neurorrhaphy and flap survival, either preoperative irradiation+surgery or surgery+postoperative irradiation model in New-Guinea pigs. We observed benefical effects of amifostine on wound healing, nerve regeneration both clinically and microscopically. Amifostine appears to act with a mechanism similar to that of the endogenous thiols. Therefore, its radioprotective effect is probably mediated in part via enhancement reactions.