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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432769/pocketable-ultrasonography-for-bedside-flap-monitoring
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LETTER
Takumi Yamamoto, Nana Yamamoto, Ryohei Ishiura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 22, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432762/microvascular-replantation-of-head-and-neck-amputated-parts-a-systematic-review
#2
REVIEW
Johnny I Efanov, Ixchel J Montoya, Ke N Huang, Charles Guertin, Patrick G Harris, Joseph Bou-Merhi, Alain M Danino
BACKGROUND: As opposed to upper and lower extremity amputations representing a considerable volume of admissions, the prowess of microsurgeons is seldom solicited in complex cases of head and neck replantation. Our aim was to determine the rate of successful replantation of craniofacial parts in a systematic review of the literature. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of English literature using PubMed/MEDLINE for every replantation of a head and neck parts...
April 22, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425594/trilobed-pedicled-superior-gluteal-artery-perforator-flap-for-lumbosacral-defect-coverage
#3
Ji Min Kim, Jun Ho Lee, Deuk Young Oh, Suk-Ho Moon
BACKGROUND: There are many available options for the coverage of lumbosacral area defects. Surgeons usually use the superior gluteal artery perforator flap (SGAP) by rotational fashion, which risks complications, such as wound dehiscence or skin necrosis at the Y-point on the donor site due to the tension. In this report, the authors present the experience of using trilobed pedicled SGAP flaps in coverage of the lumbosacral area defects. METHODS: From 2011 to 2015, 16 trilobed pedicled SGAP flaps were performed for the coverage of sacral defects in our facility...
April 20, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419553/eight-year-follow-up-after-vascularized-fibular-epiphyseal-transfer-for-hip-reconstruction
#4
LETTER
Sergi Barrera-Ochoa, Francisco Soldado, Jorge Knörr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397296/reconstruction-of-late-esophagus-perforation-after-anterior-cervical-spine-fusion-with-an-adipofascial-anterolateral-thigh-free-flap-a-case-report
#5
Ruben Coelho, Tomas Ekberg, Malin Svensson, Maria Mani, Andres Rodriguez-Lorenzo
Reconstruction of late esophageal perforation usually requires flap surgery to achieve wound healing. However, restoring the continuity between the digestive tract and retropharyngeal space to allow for normal swallowing remains a technical challenge. In this report, we describe the use of a thin and pliable free adipofascial anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap in a 47-year-old tetraplegic man with a history of C5-C6 fracture presented with a large posterior esophagus wall perforation allowing an easier flap insetting for a successful wound closure...
April 11, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374516/laparoscopic-harvest-of-ileocolon-flap-in-pharyngoesophageal-reconstruction
#6
LETTER
Federico Lo Torto, William Tzu-Liang Chen, Mouchammed Agko, Pedro Ciudad, Oscar J Manrique, Diego Ribuffo, Hung-Chi Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370229/more-than-just-the-helix-a-series-of-free-flaps-from-the-ear
#7
Patrik Lassus, Annastiina Husso, Jyrki Vuola, Andrew J Lindford
AIM: We herein present our experience using free flaps harvested from the ear region in facial, nasal and intraoral reconstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2011 and 2016, 19 patients underwent reconstruction using 20 free flaps from the ear region based on the superficial temporal vessels. There were 10 males and 9 females with a mean age of 57 years. Defect aetiology consisted of post-tumour ablation (n = 15), trauma (n = 2) and burn scar (n = 2)...
April 1, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370473/-half-folded-pedicled-scapular-bone-flap-for-nonunion-after-humeral-neck-fracture-a-case-report
#8
Gen Matsumae, Makoto Motomiya, Naoya Watanabe, Norimasa Iwasaki
Treatment of a nonunion of the proximal humerus remains a challenge because of the small proximal fragment and poor central cancellous bone stock of the humeral head. In this report, we describe our experience using a "half-folded" pedicled scapular bone flap with an anatomical locking plate to treat an atrophic nonunion of the proximal humerus in a 64-year-old right-handed woman. The patient had fallen and experienced a common humeral neck fracture 2.5 years previously. During the operation, we elevated the pedicled scapular bone flap, which measured 8...
March 28, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370317/the-effect-of-prophylactic-lymphovenous-anastomosis-and-shunts-for-preventing-cancer-related-lymphedema-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
REVIEW
Mads G Jørgensen, Navid M Toyserkani, Jens A Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is one of the most dreaded side effects to any cancer treatment involving lymphadenectomy. Progressed lymphedema is adversely complex and currently there is no widely acknowledged curative treatment. Therefore recent focus has shifted to risk reduction and prevention. It has been hypothesized that bypassing lymphatic vessels to veins prophylactically, could minimize the lymphatic dysfunction seen following lymphadenectomy. METHODS: To investigate this possible future treatment modality, we performed a systematic meta-analysis of studies treating patients with prophylactic lymphovenous analysisstomosis (LVA) for the prevention of secondary lymphedema following lymphadenectomy...
March 28, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370199/anterior-intercostal-artery-perforator-flap-in-immediate-breast-reconstruction-anatomical-study-and-clinical-application
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Cristian Carrasco-López, Juan Francisco Julian Ibañez, Jordi Vilà, Miguel Angel Luna Tomás, Jordi Navinés López, Iciar Pascual Miguel, Jaime Fernandez-Llamazares-Rodriguez, Carmen Higueras-Suñe
BACKGROUND: Although the use of lateral intercostal artery perforator (ICAP) flaps for immediate breast reconstruction has been widely described, data on the use of the anterior ICAP (AICAP) flaps for this indication are limited. In this context, we describe the results of anatomical study and our clinical experience with AICAP flaps for breast reconstruction. METHODS: In this study, the location and characteristics of the AICAPs were dissected in 12 female adult formalin-preserved hemitrunks and two fresh-frozen cadavers...
March 28, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345267/color-duplex-ultrasonography-versus-handheld-doppler-to-plan-anterior-lateral-thigh-flaps
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Bernd Lethaus, Christina Loberg, Anita Kloss-Brandstätter, Alexander K Bartella, Timm Steiner, Ali Modabber, Frank Hölzle, Jan Teichmann
BACKGROUND: The anterior lateral thigh flap (ALT) has become increasingly important in reconstructive surgery in the head and neck region. To cope with the problem of anatomical variability in the supplying blood vessels, preoperative evaluation is desirable. Purpose of the study is to compare the most commonly used Doppler devices Handheld Doppler (HD) and Color Doppler Ultrasonography (CDU) for their clinical reliability. METHODS: Forty five consecutive head and neck cancer patients (mean age 66...
March 27, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334447/starting-a-microsurgery-fellowship-a-program-s-perspective
#12
EDITORIAL
Albert H Chao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334445/double-gastroepiploic-vascularized-lymph-node-tranfers-to-middle-and-distal-limb-for-the-treatment-of-lymphedema
#13
Pedro Ciudad, Oscar J Manrique, Shivprasad Date, Mouchammed Agko, John Jaime Perez Coca, Wei-Ling Chang, Federico Lo Torto, Fabio Nicoli, Michelle Maruccia, Javier López Mendoza, Hung-Chi Chen
BACKGROUND: Vascularized lymph node (VLN) transfer for lymphedema treatment has shown promising results. Optimal donor and recipient sites remain a matter of debate. We describe the technique and outcomes of a laparoscopically harvested extended gastroepiploic VLN flap with two levels of inset. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2014 and 2015, four-patients with upper limb breast cancer-related lymphedema and three-patients with lower limb pelvic cancer-related lymphedema who underwent VLN transfers were included...
March 23, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319327/bilateral-breast-reconstruction-with-deep-inferior-epigastric-perforator-flaps-in-slim-patients
#14
Maria Mani, Samer Saour, Kelvin Ramsey, Kieran Power, Paul Harris, Stuart James
BACKGROUND: Slim women are not always considered candidates for bilateral autologous breast reconstruction. The study aims to assess the volume considerations and complications of deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap in bilateral breast reconstruction among slim patients. METHODS: All patients undergoing bilateral DIEP breast reconstruction at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, September 2007-March 2015, were reviewed. Flap weight was compared to mastectomy weight (weight ratio) and complications were recorded...
March 20, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319277/the-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-free-flap-safety-in-the-elderly-patients
#15
Galip Gencay Üstün, Ali Emre Aksu, Hakan Uzun, Ozan Bitik
BACKGROUND: Prolonged mean life expectancy gives rise to a more populated and older patient group. With increasing number of cases during the past decades, older patients are regarded as candidates for microsurgical interventions. Whether advanced patient age is an independent risk factor for microsurgical reconstruction is still an ongoing matter of debate. METHODS: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL and EMBASE databases were screened for combination of the key words "elderly", "geriatric", "advanced age", "free flap", "microsurgery", free tissue transfer" by using time limits between 1989 and 2015...
March 20, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314066/comparison-of-propeller-perforator-flap-and-venous-supercharged-propeller-perforator-flap-in-reconstruction-of-lower-limb-soft-tissue-defect-a-prospective-study
#16
Benoit Chaput, Nicolas Bertheuil, Jean-Louis Grolleau, Farid Bekara, Raphael Carloni, Jerome Laloze, Christian Herlin
INTRODUCTION: In lower limbs, reliability of propeller perforator flaps (PPF) remains uncertain. The main complication is venous congestion, which can lead to distal necrosis. We aim to highlight if venous supercharging of PPF could substantially limit complications in lower limb coverage. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2016, we developed a standardized procedure of venous supercharging in the lower limb reconstruction with PPF using saphenous veins anastomosis. Then, we prospectively compared a consecutive series of 30 PPF to cover lower limbs defect, with a consecutive series of 30 venous-supercharged PPF (vsPPF)...
March 17, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233928/extending-the-limits-of-the-anterior-tibial-artery-as-the-recipient-vessel-for-around-the-knee-and-proximal-lower-extremity-defect-reconstruction-using-the-free-anterolateral-thigh-and-gracilis-flap
#17
Mathias Tremp, Elisabeth A Kappos, Carlo M Oranges, Pietro G di Summa, Dirk J Schaefer, Yi Xin Zhang, Reto Wettstein, Daniel F Kalbermatten
PURPOSE: The aim is to describe a technique with orthograde dissection of the anterior tibial artery (ATA) used as the recipient vessel for the end-to-end (ETE) anastomosis in defect reconstruction around the knee and for proximal/middle third leg defects with free anterolateral thigh (ALT) and gracilis flaps. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between March 2009 and May 2014, 22 patients undergoing lower extremity reconstruction were evaluated. Of those, 4 patients were included...
February 24, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218414/dual-vascular-pedicles-to-ensure-free-jejunum-flap-survival-in-post-radiotherapeutic-esophageal-reconstruction
#18
LETTER
Tony C T Huang, Pedro Ciudad, Mouchammed Agko, Oscar Manrique, Hung-Chi Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207955/can-an-injured-nerve-be-used-as-a-donor-nerve-for-distal-nerve-transfer-an-experimental-study-in-rats
#19
Chieh-Han John Tzou, Chuieng-Yi Johnny Lu, Tommy Naj-Jen Chang, David Chwei-Chin Chuang
BACKGROUND: Distal nerve transfer has proven efficacy. The purpose of this study was to investigate if an injured nerve can be used as a donor nerve for transfer, and to determine the threshold of injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rat's left ulnar-nerves in the axilla with different degrees of injury were selected as the donor nerves for transfer, and the musculocutaneous-nerves the target nerves for being re-innervated. Six rats each served as positive and negative controls: Group A, intact ulnar-nerve transfer; and Group E, the ulnar-nerve was cut but no transfer...
February 16, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206687/thirty-micron-needle-for-precise-supermicrosurgery
#20
LETTER
Takumi Yamamoto, Nana Yamamoto, Ryohei Ishiura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Microsurgery
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