Preliminary evaluation of near-infrared vein visualization technology in the screening of palatal blood vessels

YAPRAK E., Kayaalti-Yuksek S.

MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL, vol.23, no.1, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Avoidance from palatal blood vessel rupture is a major concern during the palatal soft tissue graft surgery. There is no defined chair-side and case-specific palatal blood vessel detection approach to facilitate the harvesting process. The objective of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility of a near-infrared vein visualization system in the screening process of palatal blood vessels.