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Jonathan Zelken, Jung-Ju Huang, Chih-Wei Wu, Yi-Ling Lin, Ming-Huei Cheng
The periareolar approach is limited by areolar diameter. Asian women typically have smaller areolae than Western women. Voluminous and form-stable silicone implants demand larger incisions. Zigzag transareolar approaches closely approximate the nipple and improve exposure, but scar appearance remains problematic, and there is a risk of ductal injury and capsular contracture. We prefer a zigzag incision that straddles the areolar border. Between 2013 and 2015, 11 augmentation mammoplasties (20 incisions) were performed through a transareolar-periareolar (TAPA) incision...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Jad Chamieh, Wen Hui Tan, Ricardo Ramirez, Eden Nohra, Chukwuma Apakama, William Symons
BACKGROUND: Synthetic meshes have been used with varying rates of success in a contaminated setting, although their use is not widely accepted because of concerns for infection. A biologic mesh (BM) is assumed to be more resistant to infection than a synthetic mesh; however, sparse clinical data support this theory. The hypothesis for this study: Uncoated polypropylene synthetic mesh (USM) can be used to obtain a durable repair in the setting of a contaminated abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) in a single-stage procedure with comparable infectious outcomes to a biologic mesh repair...
October 18, 2016: Surgical Infections
Samuel Golpanian, David J Gerth, Jun Tashiro, Seth R Thaller
INTRODUCTION: Conventionally, free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (fTRAM) flap breast reconstruction has been associated with decreased donor site morbidity and improved flap inset. However, clinical success depends upon more sophisticated technical expertise and facilities. This study aims to characterize postoperative outcomes undergoing free versus pedicled TRAM (pTRAM) flap breast reconstruction. METHODS: Nationwide inpatient sample database (2008-2011) was reviewed for cases of fTRAM (ICD-9-CM 85...
October 14, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Bissacco Daniele, Domanin Maurizio, Del Gobbo Alessandro, Gabrielli Livio
Perigraft seroma is a rare complication occurs after placement of any vascular graft. It is defined as the collection of a sterile, clear and acellular liquid around prosthesis. It can appear years after surgery as a soft, palpable and painless mass. We present a perigraft seroma occurred in a 75-years-patient underwent Dacron right axillo-bifemoral bypass for Leriche's syndrome. Ultrasound and computed tomography scan revealed involvement of graft left branch and bifurcation. Although several treatment options have been proposed, removal and replacement of prosthetic affected tract with another of a different material has been proved the choice with best result...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Hasan Bakır, Erdal Uysal, Akif Hakan Kurt, Türkay Kirdak
PURPOSE: Seroma is the most frequently seen complication after the mastectomy and axillary dissection. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of locally applied bovine collagen sponge and adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells on seroma development in rats that undergone mastectomy and axillary dissection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar albino rats, were randomly divided into 3 groups (n = 10 per group). For the rats in Group 1, 1 ml 0.09% NaCl was implemented...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Panagiotis A Dimitriadis, Matthew R Farr, Ahmed Allam, Jaydip Ray
BACKGROUND: Bone conduction devices are widely used and indicated in cases of conductive, mixed or single sided deafness where conventional hearing aids are not indicated or tolerated. Percutaneous bone-conduction devices gave satisfactory hearing outcomes but were frequently complicated by soft tissue reactions. Transcutaneous bone conduction devices were developed in order to address some of the issues related to the skin-penetrating abutment. The aim of this article is to present a systematic review of the indications, surgical technique and audiological, clinical and functional outcomes of the BAHA Attract device reported so far...
2016: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Alexandra M Moore, Lisa N Anderson, David C Chen
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques for ventral hernia repair have evolved to achieve the benefits and minimize the limitations of both the open Rives-Stoppa sublay mesh repair and laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) repair. By combining the principles of a retromuscular repair with the benefits of a minimally invasive approach, these techniques attempt to decrease recurrence, increase functionality, exclude mesh from the viscera, limit infection and wound complications, and minimize pain...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Richard W Siy, Rachel E Pferdehirt, Shayan A Izaddoost
INTRODUCTION: The use of biologic mesh where native tissue deficiencies limit reconstructive options has been well documented in the adult population, with increasing use to address the special requirements of complex abdominal wall reconstruction. There is, however, little documented evidence as to the safety and efficacy of these products in the pediatric population. METHODS: This retrospective case series details 5 pediatric cases of complicated abdominal hernia repair with Strattice®, a non-crosslinked porcine acellular dermal matrix...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
A Brescia, F Tomassini, G Berardi, M Pezzatini, A Dall'Oglio, F Pindozzi, M Gasparrini
BACKGROUND: Patients requiring ventral hernia (VH) repair during perioperative chemotherapy have a higher risk for post-operative complications. The aim of the study was to perform a case-controlled analysis in patients undergoing chemotherapy who underwent VH repair using biological mesh or synthetic mesh. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2015, 32 patients, within 8 weeks from chemotherapy administration, were treated electively for VH repair using a biological mesh (BIOMESH)...
October 6, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Margarita V Revzin, Devrim Ersahin, Gary M Israel, Jonathan D Kirsch, Mahan Mathur, Jamal Bokhari, Leslie M Scoutt
Ultrasonography (US) has a fundamental role in the initial examination of patients who present with symptoms indicating abnormalities of the inguinal canal (IC), an area known for its complex anatomy. A thorough understanding of the embryologic and imaging characteristics of the contents of the IC is essential for any general radiologist. Moreover, an awareness of the various pathologic conditions that can affect IC structures is crucial to preventing misdiagnoses and ensuring optimal patient care. Early detection of IC abnormalities can reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality and facilitate proper treatment...
October 7, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Michael J Cross, Gail S Lebovic, Joseph Ross, Scott Jones, Arnold Smith, Steven Harms
BACKGROUND: Techniques for accurately delineating the tumor bed after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) can be challenging. As a result, the accuracy, and efficiency of radiation treatment (RT) planning can be negatively impacted. Surgically placed clips or the post-surgical seroma are commonly used to determine target volume; however, these methods can lead to a high degree of uncertainty and variability. A novel 3-dimensional bioabsorbable marker was used during BCS and assessed for its impact on RT planning...
October 5, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Semih Baghaki, Murat Diyarbakirlioglu, Ugur Sahin, Muge Anil Kucuksucu, Akif Turna, Bilgi Baca, Yağmur Aydın
Besides conventional flaps, intercostal artery perforator flaps have been reported to cover trunk defects. In this report the use of anterior intercostal artery perforator (AICAP) flap, lateral intercostal artery perforator (LICAP) flap and dorsal intercostal artery perforator (DICAP) flap for thoracic, abdominal, cervical, lumbar and sacral defects with larger dimensions and extended indications beyond the reported literature were reevaluated. Thirty-nine patients underwent surgery between August 2012 and August 2014...
October 5, 2016: Microsurgery
Bárbara Reis Wariss, Rejane Medeiros Costa, Ana Carolina Padula Ribeiro Pereira, Rosalina Jorge Koifman, Anke Bergmann
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between axillary web syndrome and the development of lymphoedema after 10 years of follow-up. METHODOLOGY: A prospective observational study in a hospital cohort of women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated at a referral centre for cancer. Patients were followed according to the routine of the hospital's physical therapy service. In addition, a review of medical records was conducted for the period between 5 and 10 years of follow-up...
October 4, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Martin Salgado, Felipe Fernández, Carolina Avilés, Cecilia Cordova
INTRODUCTION: The presence of postoperative seromadesis is common, corresponding to the presence of serum in the subcutaneous tissue post a surgical event. Erythromycin has been reported as sclerosing, although not in orthopedic surgery. We report a case of erythromycin seromadesis in orthopedic surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 63-year-old woman having undergone femoral prosthesis surgery and total hip replacement with a subfacial seroma without findings of infection, refractory to standard treatment of compression bandages, massage and cleaning surgery in two oportunities...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Julius Pochhammer, Stefanie Lang, Bettina Scuffi, Michael Schäffer, Constantin A Smaxwil
PURPOSE: Intraabdominal bleeding is a dreaded complication after laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia repairs. Routine postoperative sonographic (US) examination and hemoglobin measurement have been suggested to identify bleeding after surgery. We retrospectively assessed the value of these tests. METHODS: A total of 995 consecutive patients admitted for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair to a single teaching hospital were analyzed. US examinations were performed postoperatively on the operative day to identify intraabdominal bleeding...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Jesús Benito-Ruiz, Maria Luisa Manzano, Laura Salvador-Miranda
BACKGROUND: Form-stable 410 implants have the potential advantage of maintaining their anatomic form thanks to the cohesiveness of the gel. Furthermore, Biocell texturing appears to maximize adhesion and to allow for implant immobility. OBJECTIVES: To compare the rate of reoperations for transaxillary and periareolar approaches for breast augmentation. METHODS: This retrospective study consisted of 373 patients with a 5-year follow up. Patient demographics, self-perception and esteem, surgical technique, and implant characteristics were documented...
September 30, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Mario Testini, Alessandro Pasculli, Giovanna Di Meo, Valentina Ferraro, Francesco Logoluso, Francesco Minerva, Angela Pezzolla, Angela Gurrado
INTRODUCTION: When total thyroidectomy is performed for substernal goitre, a high risk of morbidity is reported. Advanced vessel sealing devices provide an alternative to the conventional clamp and tie technique. The aim of this study is to compare the outcome of patients who underwent total thyroidectomy for substernal goitre using Ligasure Small Jaw, Harmonic Focus, or conventional technique. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2014, from a population of 393 patients undergoing surgery for thyroid disease, 75 (49 females, 26 males, mean age: 57...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Il Ho Park, Chul Hoon Chung, Yong Joon Chang, Jae Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND: The goal of reconstruction is to provide coverage of exposed vital structures with well-vascularized tissue for optimal restoration of form and function. Here, we present our clinical experience with the use of the scapular fascial free flap to correct facial asymmetry and to reconstruct soft tissue defects of the extremities. METHODS: We used a scapular fascial free flap in 12 cases for soft tissue coverage of the extremities or facial soft tissue augmentation...
September 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Laura A Davis, Firas Dandachli, Robert Turcotte, Oren K Steinmetz
BACKGROUND: The standard of care for lower extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is limb-sparing surgery. A small subset of these patients will require concomitant vascular reconstruction to ensure adequate resection and to preserve limb viability and function. The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes in these patients with respect to wound healing and postoperative functional status. METHODS: Outcomes for a total of 154 patients treated for malignant lower extremity STS during an 8-year period between 2005 and 2013 were entered in a prospective registry...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Mukur Dipi Ray, Pankaj K Garg, Ashish Jakhetiya, Sunil Kumar, Durgatosh Pandey
Ilio-inguinal lymph node dissection (IILD) is a commonly performed surgical procedure for a number of malignant conditions involving mainly the male and female genitalia, and the skin; however the postoperative morbidity of IILD, due to high frequency of flap necrosis, wound infection and seroma formation, has always been a major concern for the surgeons. The aim of the study is to highlight a modified skin bridge technique of IILD using two parallel curvilinear incisions to minimize postoperative skin flap necrosis...
September 26, 2016: World Journal of Methodology
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