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Archives of Plastic Surgery

Leslie Kim, Nikki Castel, Fereydoun Don Parsa
We present a case report of a patient who experienced a late, spontaneous breast hematoma 26 years after primary breast augmentation. Late hematomas are a rare complication of breast augmentation with uncertain etiology. In this case, there was no trauma, calcifications, or implant rupture. We believe the patient's hematoma was secondary to erosion of a capsular vessel due to capsular contracture.
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Farid Bekara, Julian Vitse, Sergiu Fluieraru, Raphael Masson, Antoine De Runz, Vera Georgescu, Guillaume Bressy, Jean Louis Labbé, Benoit Chaput, Christian Herlin
Debridement is a crucial component of wound management. Recent technologies such as hydrosurgery (Versajet), ultrasound therapy (the MIST therapy device), or plasma-mediated bipolar radio-frequency ablation therapy (Coblation) seem to represent interesting alternatives for wound debridement. The purpose of this systematic review was to describe, evaluate, and compare these three recently developed methods for the management of chronic wounds. In January 2016, an electronic database search was conducted of MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and Embase for articles concerning these three innovative methods for the management of chronic wounds...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Gyu Hyeong Lee, Ja Hea Gu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Tarek M Elbanoby, Serag M Zidan, Amr M Elbatawy, Gaber M Aly, Khallad Sholkamy
Background: A variety of island flaps can be based on the superficial temporal artery with variable tissue composition. They can be used for defect reconstruction, cavity resurfacing, facial hair restoration, or contracture release. Methods: Seventy-two patients underwent facial reconstruction using a superficial temporal artery island flap from October 2010 to October 2014. The defects had various etiologies, including trauma, burns, tumors, exposed hardware, and congenital causes...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Yee Onn Kok, Si Jack Chong, Adi Basuki, Bien Keem Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Maurizio Bruno Nava, Giuseppe Catanuto, Nicola Rocco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Hakan Kerem, Ulaş Bali, Erhan Sönmez, Mustafa Kürşat Evrenos
Background: Cranially-based nasolabial flaps are a good alternative for the reconstruction of nasal defects. Methods: A cranially-based nasolabial flap was used in 18 patients to reconstruct defects of the nose from 2010 to 2016, and the long-term results are presented in this report. Results: Fifteen of the flaps completely survived. All the patients had a bulky appearance, but they did not want to undergo a second operation for cosmesis...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Laurenz Weitgasser, Ali Bahsoun, Amro Amr, Michael Brandstetter, Friedrich Knam, Thomas Schoeller
Breast deformity, in post-burn patients, is a common problem leading to lower self-esteem and reclusive behavior that impairs quality of life. The authors present the course of treatment of an 18-year-old immigrant girl who suffered second- to third-degree burns over approximately 20% of her total body surface area in her early childhood. The second- to third-degree burns were located on her right trunk and abdomen, as well as her right shoulder, neck, and right groin area. Since it was not offered in her home country, reconstructive surgery, including microsurgical breast reconstruction, was sought abroad...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Ryuichi Azuma, Shimpo Aoki, Tetsushi Aizawa, Masahiro Kuwabara, Tomoharu Kiyosawa
Background: Static reconstruction surgery that tightens the tension of the inferior tarsus, thereby raising the lax lower eyelid, is a common treatment for paralytic ectropion of the lower eyelid. We present one such operative procedure, in which an orbicularis oculi muscle flap was used. Methods: The surgical technique involves partial resection of the tarsus and the skin, as well as a superior-based orbicularis oculi muscle flap that is sutured to the firm tissue present on the Whitnall tubercle...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Ralph Verstappen, Gabriel Djedovic, Evi Maria Morandi, Dietmar Heiser, Ulrich Michael Rieger, Thomas Bauer
Background: A persistent problem in autologous breast reconstruction in skin-sparing mastectomies is skin restoration after skin necrosis or secondary oncological resection. As a solution to facilitate reconstruction, skin banking of free-flap skin has been proposed in cases where the overlying skin envelope must be resected, as this technique spares the patient an additional donor site. Herein, we present the largest series to date in which this method was used. We investigated its safety and the possibility of skin banking for prolonged periods of time...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Claus J Deglmann, Katarzyna Błażków-Schmalzbauer, Sarah Moorkamp, Jens Wallmichrath, Riccardo E Giunta, Andrey L Rogach, Ernst Wagner, Ruediger G Baumeister, Manfred Ogris
Background: Fat grafting, or lipofilling, represent frequent clinically used entities. The fate of these transplants is still not predictable, whereas only few animal models are available for further research. Quantum dots (QDs) are semiconductor nanocrystals which can be conveniently tracked in vivo due to photoluminescence. Methods: Fat grafts in cluster form were labeled with cadmium-telluride (CdTe)-QD 770 and transplanted subcutaneously in a murine in vivo model...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Goo-Hyun Mun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Si-Hyun Park, Hyung-Bo Sim
Background: During breast augmentation, the transaxillary approach provides the advantage of allowing the mammary prosthesis to be placed through incisions that are remote from the breast itself, thereby reducing the visibility of postoperative scars. For patients experiencing capsular contracture who do not want additional scars, the previous transaxillary scar can be used for site change and implant exchange. Methods: This study analyzed 17 patients (34 breasts) with submuscular breast implants with grade III-IV capsular contracture who received treatment from 2010 to 2015...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Yoshiro Abe, Keisuke Kashiwagi, Soushi Ishida, Kazuhide Mineda, Yutaro Yamashita, Ichiro Hashimoto
Background: The free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap has been widely used for various kinds of reconstructions. However, delayed healing at the donor site occasionally occurs due to wound dehiscence or the partial loss of grafted skin at the donor site. The aim of the present study was to identify reliable predictive factors for delayed healing at the donor site after the harvest of a free ALT flap. Methods: This study included 52 patients who underwent reconstructive procedures using free ALT flaps...
January 10, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Kavit Amin, Roxanna Zakeri, Patrick Mallucci
[This corrects the article on p. 288 in vol. 43.].
January 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Yong-Ha Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Maurizio Bruno Nava, Giuseppe Catanuto, Nicola Rocco
The evolution of breast reconstructive surgery keeps pace with the evolution of breast oncologic surgery. The reconstructive choice should always balance the optimal local control of disease and the best cosmetic result, reflecting an informed decision that is shared with the patient, who is always at the center of the decision-making process. Implant-based breast reconstruction following mastectomy represents a complex choice. In order to obtain optimal results, the following considerations are mandatory: thorough preoperative planning, a complete knowledge of the devices that are used, accurately performed surgery, and appropriate follow-up...
January 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Harvey Chim, Yasmina Zoghbi, Ajani George Nugent, Wrood Kassira, Morad Askari, Christopher John Salgado
BACKGROUND: Free muscle flaps are a mainstay for reconstruction of distal third leg wounds and for large lower extremity wounds with exposed bone. However a major problem is the significant postoperative flap swelling, which may take months to resolve. We studied the efficacy and safety of immediate application of a vacuum assisted closure (VAC) dressing after a free muscle flap to the lower extremity. METHODS: Over a 19 months period, all consecutive free muscle flaps for lower extremity reconstruction at a Level I trauma center were evaluated prospectively for postoperative flap thickness, complications and flap survival...
January 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Billur Sezgin, Irem Kapucu, Guliz Yenidunya, Pinar Bulutay, Ayse Armutlu, Selahattin Ozmen, Reha Yavuzer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Deok Hyeon Ryu, Si Young Roh, Jin Soo Kim, Dong Chul Lee, Kyung Jin Lee
BACKGROUND: Venous anastomosis is an important component of digital replantation, but is not always feasible, as some cases require external bleeding to treat venous congestion in the replanted tissue. In the present study, we evaluated the relationship between the number of vein anastomoses and the survival rate of Tamai zone I replantations. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients who underwent replantation of a fingertip amputation between 2014 and 2016...
January 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
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