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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538066/radial-forearm-osteocutaneous-free-flap-for-reconstruction-of-hard-palate-with-alveolar-defect
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Euicheol C Jeong, Sehoon Yoon, Young Ho Jung
The radial forearm free flap is beneficial for reconstruction of large palatal defect with oronasal fistula.A 51-year-old male patient who had anterior palate defect including alveolus after the radiation therapy of malignant cancer on the nasopharyngeal area undertook the radial forearm osteocutaneous free flap to close the oronasal fisula and restore the alveolar arch. The small radial bone segment was fixed in the alveolar defect and vascular anastomoses were performed with facial vessels in neck. The donor site was closed with split thickness skin graft...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532969/lip-reconstruction-using-a-functioning-serratus-anterior-free-flap-preliminary-study
#2
A O Gundeslioglu, E C Karadag, I Inan, L Jasharllari, M N Selimoglu, F Guney, B Yuruten, M Bekerecioglu
Reconstructive surgery to the lips requires the replacement of defective tissues with similarly functioning tissues. While non-dynamic free tissue transfers provide adequate lower lip reconstruction, improved benefits may be obtained with innervated free muscle flaps. This study reports the use of innervated serratus anterior muscle free flaps for lip reconstruction in five patients. All patients had squamous cell carcinoma of either the upper or lower lip. After resection of the tumours, the resultant defects comprised two-thirds of the lips...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514343/-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-perfusion-of-free-flaps-transferred-to-head-and-neck
#3
A S Dobrodeev, S A Rabinovich, I F Malykhina
The paper presents the impact of perioperative care on feasibility of free fibula flap transfer for facial reconstruction. Flaps vitality was measured by means of somatic oximetry in 85 patients aged 20-74 years receiving reconstruction procedures in midfacial and lower facial areas. The patients were divided in three groups according to sedation agent used postoperatively. It has been demonstrated that dexmedetomidine postoperative sedation significantly improved free fibula flaps perfusion compared to propofol sedation...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507858/reconstructing-discontinuous-facial-defects-with-simultaneous-ulnar-perforator-free-flaps
#4
Carissa M Thomas, Mofiyinfolu Sokoya, Frederic W-B Deleyiannis
Multiple, simultaneous skin cancers of the face are common. This is the first description of reconstructing discontinuous facial defects (i.e., separate sites of the face) with simultaneous ulnar perforator flaps. The distinct innovations of this multiple flap design are the ability to restrict the harvest site to one extremity, to obtain vein and arterial grafts from the same extremity, and to create multiple flaps with minimal hirsutism and bulk. We present a case of a 57-year-old male with multiple basal cell carcinomas who underwent wide local excisions of the right upper lip and cheek and of the left lower eyelid and infraorbital cheek...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506450/utility-and-versatility-of-the-supraclavicular-artery-island-flap-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction
#5
José A González-García, Carlos M Chiesa-Estomba, Jon A Sistiaga, Ekhiñe Larruscain, Leire Álvarez, Xabier Altuna
INTRODUCTION: The supraclavicular island flap is a rotational pedicled flap and may have some advantages in head and neck reconstruction compared with free-tissue transfer when this kind of reconstruction is not affordable or recommended. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present our experience during the year 2016 in the application of the supraclavicular island flap in five cases as an alternative to microvascular reconstruction in several defects after resection of head and neck tumours...
May 12, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489661/use-of-buccinator-myomucosal-flap-in-tongue-reconstruction
#6
Alessandro Bardazzi, Giada Anna Beltramini, Luca Autelitano, Roberto Bazzacchi, Dimitri Rabbiosi, Marco Pedrazzoli, Karim Tewfik, Angela Rezzonico, Federico Biglioli
The myomucosal buccinator flap, first described by Bozola in 1989, has become an important tool for intraoral defects reconstruction. In the literature, there is a variety of proposed myomucosal cheek flaps, both pedicled and island, based on the buccal or the facial arteries. From January 2007 to December 2011, the authors used a pedicled buccinator flap based posteriorly on the buccal artery to reconstruct partial lingual defects following tumor resection in 27 patients. The buccal fat pad was translated to cover the donor site defect...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487042/recurrent-plexiform-schwannoma-involving-the-carotid-canal
#7
Kei Ijichi, Masahiro Muto, Ayako Masaki, Shingo Murakami
Plexiform schwannoma (PS) is a rare variety of benign nerve sheath tumor characterized by a multinodular plexiform growth pattern. PS is usually confined to the head and neck or skin. The pre-operative diagnosis of PS is difficult, and this has lead to a common misdiagnosis as a schwannoma. In addition, studies have indicated that an incomplete resection of PS often results in tumor recurrence. Here we describe a rare case of PS presented in the parapharyngeal space. Our case involved a 36-year-old man with swelling of the pharynx, who presented with a soft cervical mass...
May 6, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483251/novel-case-examples-of-the-submental-island-flap-in-pediatric-head-and-neck-reconstruction
#8
Joshua P Wiedermann, Nahir Romero, Rahul K Shah, Diego Preciado, Jason E Cohn, Christopher R Kieliszak, Arjun S Joshi
The submental island flap was first described as a tool for facial reconstruction after tumor resection. It is now widely used for reconstructing numerous structures in the head and neck region of adults. Pediatric surgical reconstruction is a challenging task that continues to evolve over time. We describe two novel uses of this flap in the pediatric population. The submental island flap is an excellent option for reconstruction in pediatrics given its ease of elevation, excellent cosmetic outcomes, and low donor site morbidity...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481422/dual-chimeric-innervated-vastus-lateralis-free-flap-for-single-stage-blink-and-midface-reanimation
#9
Lauren S H Chong, Richard Tjahjono, Timothy J Eviston, Jonathan R Clark
BACKGROUND: The immediate reconstruction of the face in the setting of radical parotidectomy for malignancy represents a particular challenge. We present a novel technique using 2 sections of the vastus lateralis muscle as a chimeric flap in combination with the anterolateral thigh (ALT) fasciocutaneous flap to achieve midface reanimation and eye closure after radical parotidectomy. METHODS: The harvest technique in view of variations in chimeric muscle components, vascular pedicles, and neural coaptations is described herein...
May 8, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468202/rehabilitation-of-the-work-accident-related-traumatic-mandible-with-iliac-free-flap-distraction-osteogenesis-and-dental-implants
#10
Yavuz Findik, Timuçin Baykul, Mustafa Asim Aydin, Selman Altuntaş, Zeynep Başağaoğlu Demirekin
Mandibular bone defects due to extensive trauma impair occlusion and affect the aesthetics of facial contouring, making it difficult to obtain a satisfactory outcome. Distraction osteogenesis and free flap is an effective and aesthetic treatment option for rehabilating these defects. In this clinical report, the authors present rehabilitation of a wide mandibular traumatic defect due to a work-related accident with iliac free flap, distraction osteogenesis, and dental implants.
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463685/reconstruction-of-maxillary-and-orbital-floor-defect-with-free-fibula-flap-and-whole-individualized-titanium-mesh-assisted-by-computer-techniques
#11
Kun Fu, Yiming Liu, Ning Gao, Jinghua Cai, Wei He, Weiliu Qiu
PURPOSE: We sought to investigate the clinical application of free fibula flap and individualized titanium mesh through the use of a virtual planning and guiding template to assist the reconstruction of maxilla and orbital floor defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2015 and 2016, a total of 6 adult patients with maxillary and orbital floor defects were enrolled in this study. Preoperative virtual planning, including virtual maxillary resection and fibular reconstruction, was performed in all cases according to 3-dimensional radiographic and clinical findings...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448262/an-unusually-large-carbuncle-of-the-temporofacial-region-demonstrating-remarkable-post-debridement-wound-healing-process-a-case-report
#12
Humaid Ahmad, Sheeraz Shakoor Siddiqui
Skin carbuncles are debilitating skin infections commonly seen in elderly patients with diabetes. These infections develop when a cluster of adjacent furuncles coalesce to form one inflammatory mass. While they commonly occur on the nape of the neck and back, rarer sites involving the face and head have been noted. Management of these rare sites is urgent because of the potential intracranial complications and the surgical outcome is often unsatisfactory due to associated facial scarring. Intraoral drainage is advocated to avoid this; however, when the carbuncle involves a larger area, debridement from the exterior is necessary...
April 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445374/treatment-of-isolated-zygomatic-arch-fracture-improved-outcomes-with-external-splinting
#13
David I Hindin, Corbin E Muetterties, Chirag Mehta, Stefanos Boukovalas, Justine C Lee, James P Bradley
BACKGROUND: The various approaches to reduction and fixation of isolated displaced zygomatic arch fractures have not been well studied. The authors compared established treatment methods for zygomatic arch fractures for both aesthetic and functional outcomes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with isolated zygomatic arch fractures with a minimum of 6 months' follow-up were studied in five groups: group 1, intraoral approach (no fixation); group 2, temporal approach (no fixation); group 3, coronal flap plate fixation; group 4, external splint fixation; and group 5, no surgery...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434964/reconstruction-of-cranial-vault-defect-with-polyetheretherketone-peek-implants
#14
Pierre Brandicourt, Franck Delanoé, Franck-Emmanuel Roux, Florian Jalbert, David Brauge, Frédéric Lauwers
OBJECT: Reconstruction of a cranial vault defect is a frequent challenge in neurosurgery. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is used in many types of prostheses and has been employed for 10 years in our institution (University Hospital of Toulouse - France). The objectives of this study are to describe the benefits and drawbacks of reconstructing the cranial vault defect with a PEEK prosthesis. METHODS: Clinical data of the 37 patients who received a reconstruction with a custom-made PEEK prosthesis from 2007 to 2015 were retrospectively analysed...
April 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403263/microneedling-in-all-skin-types-a-review
#15
Lauren Meshkov Bonati, Gorana Kuka Epstein, Tamara Lazic Strugar
<p>INTRODUCTION: Microneedling procedures are growing in popularity for a wide variety of skin conditions. This paper comprehensively reviews the medical literature regarding skin needling efficacy and safety in all skin types and in multiple dermatologic conditions.</p> <p>METHODS: A PubMed literature search was conducted in all languages without restriction and bibliographies of relevant articles reviewed. Search terms included: "microneedling," "percutaneous collagen induction," "needling," "skin needling," and "dermaroller...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370229/more-than-just-the-helix-a-series-of-free-flaps-from-the-ear
#16
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/28363665/-extension-of-the-thoracodorsal-artery-perforator-flap-s-pedicle-anatomical-study
#17
M Lenglet, S Dast, L Dessena, C Herlin, B Chaput, E Havet, R Sinna
PURPOSE: In recent years, the indications of latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap decreased in favor of its version preserving muscle: the thoracodorsal artery perforator flap (TDAP). The intramuscular dissection reduce donor site morbidity but also allows an extension of the pedicle compared to conventional latissimus dorsi flap pedicle. The purpose of this study was to quantify objectively elongation of the pedicle when the perforator is dissected through the muscle. METHOD: Sixteen TDAP flap were dissected in 9 cadavers...
March 28, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356694/naso-orbital-fistula-and-socket-reconstruction-with-radial-artery-forearm-flap-following-orbital-mucormycosis
#18
Ankur Bhatnagar, Amit Agarwal
Invasive mucormycosis is an uncommon cause of orbital exenteration. Reconstruction of an exenterated orbit is a surgical challenge. The loss of eyelids, adnexal structures, and even surrounding skin causes significant facial disfigurement. The goal for reconstruction demands a symmetrical orbital cavity with good prosthetic rehabilitation. Multiple reconstructive options in the form of skin grafts, local flaps, and free flaps are available. However, none of them provide ideal reconstruction. Our patient not only had extensive soft-tissue loss and unstable lining but also a large naso-orbital fistula...
July 2016: National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356686/evaluating-the-use-of-octyl-2-cyanoacrylate-in-unilateral-cleft-lip-repair
#19
Vijaylaxmy Malhotra, J K Dayashankara Rao, Varun Arya, Shalender Sharma, Sushil Singh, Payal Luthra
BACKGROUND: Facial cosmetic results are one of the most concerning issues for the parents who get their children operated for cleft lip. Moreover, the postoperative care of the surgical site, the discomfort associated with the suture removal, and additional visit for suture removal are other reasons which encourages one to use any new technologies that may replace the need for suture placement. In this study, we used octyl-2-cyanoacrylate, a tissue adhesive which offers a viable alternative to traditional techniques without compromising optimal wound closure...
July 2016: National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351395/follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-metastasis-to-the-facial-skeleton-a-systematic-review
#20
Varun V Varadarajan, Elizabeth K Pace, Vatsal Patel, Raja Sawhney, Robert J Amdur, Peter T Dziegielewski
BACKGROUND: Follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) metastasis to the facial skeleton is exceedingly rare. A case of FTC metastasizing to the mandible is presented and a systematic review of the literature describing thyroid metastasis to the facial skeleton is performed. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old female presented with metastatic FTC to the mandible and underwent total thyroidectomy, segmental mandibulectomy, bone impacted fibular free flap reconstruction, and adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment...
March 28, 2017: BMC Cancer
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