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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893542/safety-and-suitability-of-finger-replantations-as-a-residency-training-procedure-a-retrospective-cohort-study-with-analysis-of-the-initial-postoperative-outcomes
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Dimitra Kotsougiani, Felicitas Ringwald, Caroline A Hundepool, Florian Neubrech, Thomas Kremer, Berthold Bickert, Ulrich Kneser, Christoph Hirche
Finger replantations demand technical excellence in microsurgery and hand trauma care. The objective of this study was to determine whether finger replantations constitute an appropriate and safe procedure for residency training. Additionally, the prognostic risk factors for the need to take a replanted finger back to the operation room and replant failure were analyzed.All patients who underwent finger replantation after complete amputation between 2007 and 2015 were included in a retrospective comparative study...
November 23, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845966/chest-surgery-in-female-to-male-transgender-individuals
#2
Michael J Frederick, Aaron E Berhanu, Richard Bartlett
BACKGROUND: Societal awareness of transgender individuals has led to increased acceptance and demand for sex-confirming surgery. In female to male transsexuals, the most common procedure is removal of breast tissue to masculinize the chest. METHODS: Eighty-eight transgender patients underwent either a subcutaneous nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) with or without a periareolar mastopexy or nipple reduction, or bilateral mastectomies with free nipple grafts (MFNG) with or without nipple reduction...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845965/the-necessity-of-the-nipple-redefining-completeness-in-breast-reconstruction
#3
E Hope Weissler, Julie B Schnur, Andreas M Lamelas, Marisa Cornejo, Elan Horesh, Peter J Taub
INTRODUCTION: Satisfaction with breast reconstruction is thought to be greatest among patients who complete nipple and areolar complex (NAC) reconstruction. Anecdotally, many patients are known to decline NAC reconstruction. The authors aimed to characterize the epidemiology of and factors associated with incomplete breast reconstruction. METHODS: Breast reconstruction patients with follow-up in a single institution's electronic medical record system were reviewed...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845964/cadmium-telluride-quantum-dots-as-a-fluorescence-marker-for-adipose-tissue-grafts
#4
Claus J Deglmann, Katarzyna Błażków-Schmalzbauer, Sarah Moorkamp, Andrei S Susha, Tanja Herrler, Riccardo E Giunta, Ernst Wagner, Andrey L Rogach, Ruediger G Baumeister, Manfred Ogris
Plastic and reconstructive surgeons increasingly apply adipose tissue grafting in a clinical setting, although the anticipation of graft survival is insecure. There are only few tools for tracking transplanted fat grafts in vivo.Murine adipose tissue clusters were incubated with negatively charged, mercaptoproprionic acid-coated cadmium telluride quantum dots (QDs) emitting in the dark red or near infrared. The intracellular localization of QDs was studied by confocal laser scanning microscopy.As a result, the adipose tissue clusters showed a proportional increase in fluorescence with increasing concentrations (1, 10, 16, 30, 50 nM) of cadmium telluride QDs...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845963/internal-distraction-osteogenesis-with-piezosurgery-oblique-osteotomy-of-supraorbital-margin-of-frontal-bone-for-the-treatment-of-unilateral-coronal-synostosis
#5
Weimin Shen, Jie Cui, Jianbing Chen, Yi Ji, Liangliang Kong
PURPOSE: To assess the utility of internal distraction osteogenesis with Piezosurgery oblique osteotomy of supraorbital margin of frontal bone for the treatment of unilateral coronal synostosis and to study the outcome and complications of this procedure. Oblique osteotomy allows for entry into the cranial cavity, and along with parallel cut to the roof of the orbit, avoids the need to cut into the orbit which forms the frontal flap. METHODS: Oblique osteotomy was performed along the supraorbital rim to do a frontal suture of the glabella (ages of patients were less than 1 year) or on the opposite side of the supraorbital rim (ages of patients were older than 1 year) after performing a suturectomy of the effected coronal suture...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845962/anatomical-study-of-cutaneous-venous-flow-of-the-palm
#6
Baek-Kyu Kim, Heeyeon Kwon, Nobuaki Imanishi, Hak Chang
BACKGROUNDS: Various flaps elevated from the palm have been widely used for finger and hand reconstruction. Recently, perforator-based free flaps or venous free flaps have received popularity due to several advantages. The cutaneous venous system has been chosen as the circulatory outlet when designing and harvesting the flap from the palmer area due to the small size and thin nature of the flap. However, there have been few descriptions about the anatomy of the palmar cutaneous veins...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845961/lateral-crural-reinforcement-in-secondary-cleft-lip-nasal-deformity-through-a-combined-lateral-crural-turn-over-flap-and-strut-graft
#7
Jihyeon Han, Rong-Min Baek, Baek-Kyu Kim
BACKGROUND: Secondary cleft lip nasal deformity is a complex deformity, and the variety of recommended techniques used to correct this deformity attests to it. Much of the nasal deformity can be attributed to an abnormal lower lateral cartilage. This study presents our experience with applying a lateral crural turnover flap with a sandwiched strut graft in adjunct with other procedures to correct unilateral secondary cleft lip nasal deformity. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of 20 cases of unilateral cleft lip patients undergoing secondary rhinoplasty with lateral crural turnover flap with strut graft...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805927/management-of-gynecomastia-in-patients-with-different-body-types-considerations-on-312-consecutive-treated-cases
#8
Alessandro Innocenti, Dario Melita, Francesco Mori, Francesco Ciancio, Marco Innocenti
BACKGROUND: Gynecomastia is a common finding in male subjects which incidence varies widely in the world population. In adolescents, it is frequently temporary but, if it becomes persistent, it generates considerable embarrassment, inducing the patients to seek surgical consultation. Even in patients with good body contour, gynecomastia creates even greater distress considering the special attention given by these subjects to their physical appearance. The authors present their experience in the treatment of gynecomastia comparing different body types of patients with the aim to investigate dissimilar expectations, needs and surgical outcomes thus optimizing the management of the pathological condition, achieving high levels of agreement and reducing unsatisfied patients arising from cosmetic surgery...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805926/pedicled-flap-closure-as-an-adjunct-for-infected-ventricular-assist-devices
#9
Lauren O Roussel, Joseph S Khouri, Jose G Christiano
PURPOSE: End-stage cardiac disease has resulted in an increased utilization of cardiac transplantation or long-term mechanical assistance to sustain life. Though left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) have revolutionized the treatment algorithm for these patients, these devices carry a substantial infection rate, ranging from 30% to 50%. We report our institution's experience with attempted flap salvage for infected and exposed LVADs. METHODS: A retrospective review for all LVAD-related infections treated with flaps at our institution from 2010 to 2015...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801701/closure-of-meningomyelocele-defects-with-sensate-medial-dorsal-intercostal-artery-perforator-flaps
#10
Louis De Weerd, Kristin Sjåvik, Rune Otto Hennig, Sven Weum
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October 31, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801700/aging-changes-of-the-male-lips-a-lesser-evil-than-in-females
#11
Vincenzo Penna, G Bjoern Stark, Niklas Iblher
BACKGROUND: Although aging changes of the female perioral region and aesthetic procedures for perioral rejuvenation are described in literature, specific data for the male population are lacking. This study aims to evaluate perioral aging process in the male population to compare quality and quantity of the observed changes to the female population. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of 22 male subjects, were recruited into 2 age groups: young (20-35 years) and old (65-80 years) and the following parameters were measured: length of visible upper lip, thickness of upper lip at the level of vermilion border, thickness of upper lip at the level of the mid lip, and cross-section area of upper lip...
October 31, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801699/quantitative-measurements-of-the-bulbous-tip-in-ethnic-rhinoplasty
#12
Oleh Slupchynskyj, Jeffrey Cranford
BACKGROUND: Refinement of the bulbous nasal tip continues to be one of the more challenging aspects of ethnic rhinoplasty. Better objective measures are necessary to quantitatively assess changes in surgery of the bulbous tip. We propose the use of a new nasal anatomic landmark in the subnasal vertex view, designated c, in conjunction with previously described landmarks to offer an improved means of characterizing the bulbous tip. Together, these landmarks form a pentagon, allowing for measurement of its angles and distances to quantitatively evaluate the nasal tip in the subnasal vertex view...
October 31, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801698/magnetic-resonance-neurographic-and-clinical-long-term-results-after-oberlin-s-transfer-for-adult-brachial-plexus-injuries
#13
Florian S Frueh, Michael Ho, Andreas Schiller, Pascal Ducommun, Andrei Manoliu, Gustav Andreisek, Maurizio Calcagni, Pietro Giovanoli
The primary goal of the surgical treatment of upper brachial plexus injuries is to restore active elbow flexion. Accordingly, Oberlin's transfer has been frequently performed since 1994 and has influenced the development of other nerve transfers. However, the window of opportunity for nerve transfers remains a subject of controversy. The objective of this study was to assess magnetic resonance (MR) neurographic, clinical and electrophysiological long-term results after Oberlin's transfer. For this purpose, we performed a retrospective follow-up study...
October 31, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801697/postoperative-complications-associated-with-reduction-malarplasty-via-intraoral-approach-a-meta-analysis
#14
Yujin Myung, Heeyeon Kwon, Sang Woo Lee, Rong-Min Baek
BACKGROUND: Each year, thousands of patients, particularly Eastern Asians, receive reduction malarplasty to achieve a more feminine and slender facial appearance. To date, there lacks a systematic analysis regarding the postoperative complications related to this procedure. Hence, the authors performed a comprehensive literature review with meta-analysis. METHODS: Articles were searched and reviewed using the MEDLINE and Embase databases. Among the studies regarding surgical outcomes after reduction malarplasty, articles with explicit reports and clear numbers of postoperative complications were selected for meta-analysis...
October 31, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798424/considering-the-optimal-timing-of-breast-reconstruction-with-abdominal-flaps-with-adjuvant-irradiation-in-370-consecutive-pedicled-transverse-rectus-abdominis-myocutaneous-flap-and-free-deep-inferior-epigastric-perforator-flap-performed-in-a-chinese-oncology
#15
Shanshan He, Jian Yin, Geoffrey L Robb, Jingyan Sun, Xuehui Zhang, Haixin Li, Jing Liu, Chunyong Han
PURPOSE: There is an ongoing debate on the optimal sequence of radiation and breast reconstruction. The purpose of this article was to (a) assess the impact of radiation on autologous breast reconstruction and (b) analyze the best timing for autologous breast reconstruction in the setting of radiation in a Chinese population. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing breast reconstruction with autologous lower abdominal flaps between 2001 and 2014 in the Tianjin Medical University and Cancer Hospital was performed...
October 28, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787271/bipolar-transfer-of-latissimus-dorsi-myocutaneous-flap-for-restoration-of-elbow-flexion-in-late-traumatic-brachial-plexus-injury-evaluation-of-13-cases
#16
Ahmed Abo-Hashem Azab, Mohammad Salah Alsabbahi
BACKGROUND: Restoration of elbow flexion following traumatic brachial plexus injury represents a great challenge to the reconstructive surgeons. Functional muscle transfers come next to the sophisticated types of nerve surgery in this area. Many transfers are well known for restoration of elbow flexion; bipolar or unipolar latissimus dorsi, triceps brachii, sternocleidomastoid, pectoralis major, and Steindler flexorplasty. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the outcome of bipolar transfer of latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap when used to restore elbow flexion in late traumatic brachial plexus injury...
October 27, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779491/the-effect-of-omeprazole-usage-on-the-viability-of-random-pattern-skin-flaps-in-rats
#17
Hilmi Şen, Melike Oruç, Veysel Murat Işik, Murat Sadiç, Hamide Sayar, Rana Çitil, Meliha Korkmaz, Uğur Koçer
BACKGROUND: Necrosis of random pattern flaps caused by inadequate blood flow, especially in the distal part of the flap is one of the biggest challenges in reconstructive surgery. Various agents have been used to prevent flap ischemia. In this study, we used omeprazole, which is a potent inhibitor of gastric acidity to increase flap viability. METHODS: In this study, 35 Wistar-Albino type rats which were divided into 5 equal groups were used. Random-pattern dorsal skin flaps were raised in all groups at seventh day of the study...
October 24, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775987/clinical-applications-of-the-free-posterior-thigh-perforator-flap-based-on-the-third-perforating-artery-of-the-profunda-femoris-artery
#18
Xiucun Li, Jianli Cui, Suraj Maharjan, Ziping Jiang, Laijin Lu, Xu Gong
OBJECTIVE: The posterior thigh region has been neglected as a donor site for free perforator flaps, likely due to difficulties in positioning the patient during surgery. This study describes the clinical application of the posterior thigh perforator flap based on the third perforating artery of the profunda femoris artery (PFA). METHODS: The free posterior thigh perforator flap based on the third perforating artery of the PFA was used for reconstruction of soft tissue defects in nine patients between February 2010 and May 2014...
October 19, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775986/treatment-of-keloids-with-excision-and-adjuvant-radiation-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Katelyn G Bennett, Theodore A Kung, James A Hayman, David L Brown
BACKGROUND: Management of keloids has remained a conundrum, because an optimum treatment regimen has yet to be elucidated. Currently, treatment varies widely between more conservative measures, such as steroid injections, topical medications, and silicone sheeting, to more aggressive options, such as surgery and postoperative radiation. The latter combination has been touted to have superior results, with the lowest rates of pathologic scar recurrence. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review to critically evaluate the effectiveness of surgical excision and radiation treatment in patients with keloids...
October 19, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775985/a-brief-history-of-the-treatment-of-burns
#20
Hai-Fei Liu, Feng Zhang, William C Lineaweaver
Advances in burn care have a long history with accelerated development within the last 50 years. The principal areas of burn treatment include dressings, antimicrobials, fluid resuscitation, burn wound excision, grafting of skin, and skin substitution. This review presents a historical outline of these areas, their current status, and prospects for the future of burn care.
October 19, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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