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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509698/a-meta-analysis-of-studies-comparing-outcomes-of-diverse-acellular-dermal-matrices-for-implant-based-breast-reconstruction
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Kyeong-Tae Lee, Goo-Hyun Mun
BACKGROUND: The current diversity of the available acellular dermal matrix (ADM) materials for implant-based breast reconstruction raises the issue of whether there are any differences in postoperative outcomes according to the kind of ADM used. The present meta-analysis aimed to investigate whether choice of ADM products can affect outcomes. METHODS: Studies that used multiple kinds of ADM products for implant-based breast reconstruction and compared outcomes between them were searched...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509697/repair-of-oropharyngeal-stenosis-with-bilateral-buccal-myomucosal-flaps
#2
Robert J Mann, Andrew L O'Brien, Nicholas S Adams, John A Girotto, John W Polley
Oropharyngeal stenosis (OPS) is a rare postoperative complication of adenotonsillectomy that can be a source of considerable patient distress and morbidity. Circumferential scarring of the soft palate and tonsillar pillars leads to narrowing of the oropharyngeal aperture. This case report describes the novel use of bilateral buccal myomucosal flaps for the repair of postoperative OPS in a 20-year-old woman presenting with dysphagia, odynophagia, dyspnea, and intermittent hypernasal speech. Postoperatively, the patient noted immediate improvement of her symptoms...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509696/on-top-index-pollicization-after-a-partial-amputation-of-a-syndactylized-hypoplastic-thumb-in-a-patient-with-townes-brocks-syndrome
#3
Mia Lorencin, Kresimir Bulic
Townes-Brocks syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by multiple malformations, including thumb anomalies. Thumb hypoplasia poses a specific problem, where a deficient thumb creates a significant handicap in hand function. The treatment goal is enabling pinch and grip activity, and the preferred procedure for a severely hypoplastic thumb is index finger pollicization. We present a case of on-top index pollicization in a 10-year-old, after a partial amputation of a previously syndactylized hypoplastic thumb, with a well-formed first carpometacarpal joint...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509695/a-novel-augmented-reality-based-navigation-system-in-perforator-flap-transplantation-a-feasibility-study
#4
Taoran Jiang, Ming Zhu, Tao Zan, Bin Gu, Qingfeng Li
BACKGROUND: In perforator flap transplantation, dissection of the perforator is an important but difficult procedure because of the high variability in vascular anatomy. Preoperative imaging techniques could provide substantial information about vascular anatomy; however, it cannot provide direct guidance for surgeons during the operation. In this study, a navigation system (NS) was established to overlie a vascular map on surgical sites to further provide a direct guide for perforator flap transplantation...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509694/does-the-use-of-acellular-dermal-matrix-increase-postoperative-complications-of-the-first-stage-reconstruction-of-immediate-expander-implant-breast-reconstruction-a-matched-cohort-study
#5
Kyong-Je Woo, Jin-Woo Park, Goo-Hyun Mun, Jai-Kyong Pyon, Byung-Joon Jeon, Sa Ik Bang
PURPOSE: Controversy exists regarding complications associated with the use of acellular dermal matrix (ADM). This likely stems from the heterogeneous and unmatched patient characteristics in study groups. The purpose of this study was to analyze complications in a matched cohort to identify whether ADM use increased postoperative complications of the first-stage immediate expander-implant breast reconstructions. METHODS: A retrospective matched-cohort study was performed...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509693/microcirculatory-effects-of-botulinum-toxin-a-in-the-rat-acute-and-chronic-vasodilation
#6
Roberto Giorgio Aru, Somjade Jay Songcharoen, Samantha R Seals, Peter B Arnold, Robert L Hester
BACKGROUND: Botulinum toxin-A (BTX) has numerous cosmetic and therapeutic applications. Our previous studies have found that BTX augments pedicled flap survival through both vasodilatory effects and attenuation of the inflammatory response to ischemia in the rat. This study examines the effect of chronic BTX on microcirculatory vascular tone and its response to acute topical vasodilators in muscle flaps. METHODS: The spinotrapezius muscle of Sprague-Dawley rats underwent a single 2-week pretreatment of 0...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452834/impact-of-body-contouring-procedures-on-post-bariatric-surgery-weight-loss
#7
Turkia M Abbed, Raquel Gonzalez-Heredia, Lisa Sanchez-Johnsen, Enrique F Elli, Mimis N Cohen
BACKGROUND: Abdominal lipectomy after bariatric surgery is recommended because of residual excess skin resulting in difficulty with maintaining hygiene, recurrent infections, and functional impairment, interfering with daily activities. There is a dearth of literature examining weight loss outcomes in patients undergoing abdominal lipectomy post sleeve gastrectomy (SG). The purpose of this study was to examine whether post-SG patients who received abdominal lipectomy achieved greater percent excess weight loss (%EWL) than post-SG patients who did not receive abdominal lipectomy...
April 27, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430676/a-biomimetic-alternative-to-synthetic-hydroxyapatite-boron-containing-bone-like-hydroxyapatite-precipitated-from-simulated-body-fluid
#8
Mert Calis, Tugrul Tolga Demirtas, Alper Vatansever, Gulseren Irmak, Ahmet Hamdi Sakarya, Pergin Atilla, Figen Ozgur, Menemse Gumusderelioglu
BACKGROUND: Biological hydroxyapatite (HA), has several mechanical and physical advantages over the commercially available synthetic apatite (CAP-HA). The aim of this in vivo study was to investigate the effect of osteoinductive "bone-like hydroxyapatite" obtained from simulated body fluid (SBF) combined with osteoinductive "boron" (B) on bone healing. MATERIALS: Bone like nanohydroxyapatite (SBF-HA) was precipitated from 10× simulated body fluid (10×SBF). Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 5 experimental groups (n = 6 each)...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403021/distally-based-medial-hemisoleus-muscle-flap-anatomic-and-angiographic-study-of-18-lower-limbs
#9
Aurélie Bourdais-Sallot, Arnaud Pare, Camille Herard, Marine Duclert-Bompaire, Julien Pucheux, Louis-Marie Terrier, Dominique Goga, Nathalie Forme, Richard Quignon
BACKGROUND: The distally based medial hemisoleus (MHS) flap was found useful for repairing soft-tissue defects of the lower third of the leg; however, its reliability is controversial. We used a combination of static and dynamic techniques to investigate the vascular supply of distally based MHS muscle flaps to better establish their use in repair of lower-third leg defects. METHODS: We performed an anatomic study of 18 cadaver legs. For 6 legs, we performed dynamic angiography, which allowed for obtaining MHS muscle radiographs after pulsed injection of contrast medium in distal pedicles...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403020/understanding-the-impact-of-preservation-methods-on-the-integrity-and-functionality-of-placental-allografts
#10
Amy Johnson, Alexandra Gyurdieva, Sandeep Dhall, Alla Danilkovitch, Yi Duan-Arnold
INTRODUCTION: Human placental membranes (hPMs) have a long history in treating burns and wounds. The composition of hPMs includes structural matrix, growth factors, and neonatal cells, all of which contribute to their regenerative potential. However, most hPM products are devitalized after dehydration and irradiation. We compared the functionality of single-layer viable cryopreserved human amniotic membrane (vCHAM) with multilayer devitalized dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) in wound-relevant models to determine the effect of different processing methods on hPMs...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403023/incidence-of-le-fort-surgery-in-a-mature-cohort-of-patients-with-cleft-lip-and-palate
#11
Cecilia Dalle Ore, Anna Schoenbrunner, Michael Brandel, Nicola Kronstadt, Joyce McIntyre, Marilyn Jones, Amanda Gosman
Primary repair of cleft lip and palate occurs early in life, but ideal timing of these interventions remains controversial. Prior research has indicated that a later palate repair may improve patients' midfacial growth long term, whereas optimal timing of lip repair to maximize midfacial growth has not been identified.The purpose of this study is to analyze a large, diverse cohort of patients with cleft lip and palate to determine whether timing of primary palate repair and primary lip repair contributed significantly to subsequent orthognathic surgery...
April 11, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328642/can-we-preserve-the-urethral-plate-in-proximal-hypospadias-repair
#12
Smail Acimi, Mohammed Ali Acimi
PURPOSE: To know the limits of the preservation of the urethral plate in the correction of the curvature associated with proximal hypospadias. METHODS: From January 2002 to January 2015, we treated 224 patients of proximal hypospadias. In 182 cases, we used of the lateral pictures taken during the successive saline erection tests to measure the correction obtained after each stage. RESULTS: The analysis of the lateral pictures taken at the successive saline erection tests clearly demonstrated that release of the skin and dartos fascia provides an important correction of the chordee...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328639/the-effect-of-furlow-palatoplasty-timing-on-speech-outcomes-in-submucous-cleft-palate
#13
Jordan W Swanson, Brianne T Mitchell, Marilyn Cohen, Cynthia Solot, Oksana Jackson, David Low, Scott P Bartlett, Jesse A Taylor
BACKGROUND: Because some patients with submucous cleft palate (SMCP) are asymptomatic, surgical treatment is conventionally delayed until hypernasal resonance is identified during speech production. We aim to identify whether speech outcomes after repair of a SMCP is influenced by age of repair. METHODS: We retrospectively studied nonsyndromic children with SMCP. Speech results, before and after any surgical treatment or physical management of the palate were compared using the Pittsburgh Weighted Speech Scoring system...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328638/complications-after-reduction-mammaplasty-a-comparison-of-wise-pattern-inferior-pedicle-and-vertical-scar-superomedial-pedicle
#14
Adeyemi A Ogunleye, Ofelia Leroux, Norman Morrison, Aviva B Preminger
Reduction mammaplasty is a commonly-performed procedure among plastic surgeons. Although several methods exist, the Wise pattern/inferior pedicle (IP) technique is the most widely used. The vertical scar/superomedial pedicle (SP) technique has gained acceptance for its shorter scar and more durable projection results, but some hesitation remains with its use in larger volume reductions.The incidence of complications in 124 consecutively performed breast reductions (246 breasts) at a single institution using either the Wise pattern/IP technique or vertical scar/SP technique, as well as risk factors associated with them, was determined...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328637/estimating-implant-volume-and-mastectomy-specimen-volume-by-measuring-breast-volume-with-a-3-dimensional-scanner
#15
Hiroki Utsunomiya, Taro Kusano, Nobuhiro Sato, Shinya Yoshimoto
OBJECTIVES: Conventional 2-stage expander-implant breast reconstruction is frequently performed. However, direct to implant reconstruction should be considered if indicated and if circumstances allow. One difficulty in breast reconstruction postmastectomy is selection of the appropriate implant size prior to surgery. The ability to estimate implant volume and mastectomy-specimen volume from the preoperative breast volume using a 3-dimensional (3D) scanner would greatly facilitate reconstruction...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328636/mercedes-flap-with-releasing-incisions-for-scalp-defects
#16
Francisco Russo
INTRODUCTION: The reconstruction of scalp defects is surgically challenging due to the limited distensibility in the area. OBJECTIVES: To describe a new variant of the Mercedes flap with releasing incisions for the reconstruction of medium-sized scalp defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pigs' feet were used as the experimental model for the design of this new variant. Different designs were created, and the best result was achieved by measuring the tension of the edges using tensiometers...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301361/modified-fleur-de-lis-abdominoplasty-for-massive-weight-loss-patients
#17
Ulrich Eugen Ziegler, Selina Nora Ziegler, Philip Helge Zeplin
INTRODUCTION: Fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty is an effective procedure for correcting abdominal contour abnormalities in both the vertical and horizontal orientation. Tension on the approximated tissue edges and reduced microvascular perfusion is mainly responsible for wound dehiscence and delayed wound healing in the T-point area and seroma formation. To reduce these complications, we developed a modification of the fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty technique forming upper abdominal skin flaps with deepithelialized mediocaudal edges...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296715/evaluating-the-use-of-tissue-oximetry-to-decrease-intensive-unit-monitoring-for-free-flap-breast-reconstruction
#18
Joseph A Ricci, Christina R Vargas, Olivia A Ho, Samuel J Lin, Adam M Tobias, Bernard T Lee
BACKGROUND: Postoperative free flap care has historically required intensive monitoring for 24 hours in an intensive care unit. Continuous monitoring with tissue oximetry has allowed earlier detection of vascular compromise, decreasing flap loss and improving salvage. This study aims to identify whether a fast-track postoperative paradigm can be safely used with tissue oximetry to decrease intensive monitoring and costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consecutive microsurgical breast reconstructions performed at a single institution were reviewed (2008-2014) and cases requiring return to the operating room were identified...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272152/aesthetic-reconstruction-of-the-frontotemporal-region-the-extended-a-t-plasty-a-workhorse-revisited
#19
Beniamino Brunetti, Stefania Tenna, Igor Poccia, Francesco Segreto, Paolo Persichetti
BACKGROUND: A-T plasty has long been a workhorse for defects located around the eyebrow or in the upper and lower lip. It allows like-with-like reconstruction with placement of the scars in natural creases or subunit junctions. In this article, the authors describe their refined technique to specifically address moderate to large size defects of the frontotemporal, preauricular, and zygomatic regions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients underwent reconstruction with the extended A-T plasty at our institution after skin cancer excision...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272151/modified-subcutaneous-buried-horizontal-mattress-suture-compared-with-vertical-buried-mattress-suture
#20
Fanjun Meng, Sisti Andrea, Shenling Cheng, Qiang Wang, Ran Huo
BACKGROUND: Wound tension reduction is still a challenge to surgeons. Over the years, many techniques have been proposed to avoid this issue. In this paper, we present a new suture technique. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the tension-reduction effectiveness of the modified subcutaneous buried horizontal mattress suture compared with the vertical buried mattress suture technique. METHODS: Two suture techniques, the vertical buried mattress suture (group A) and the modified subcutaneous buried horizontal mattress suture (group B), were performed on paired samples of symmetrical skin flaps...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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