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Facial flap

Michele P Grieco, Nicolò Bertozzi, Eugenio Grignaffini, Edoardo Raposio
The skin cancers of the head and neck district are localized mostly on the nose, which, by being in the center of the mid-face, has an important aesthetic role. Therefore, many reconstructive techniques have been studied; among them regional skin flaps appeared the most suitable since they guaranteed the oncological radicality as well as a good aesthetic outcome. In this paper, we present our experience with the use of the Zitelli bilobed flap, which is defined as a double transposition flap for the reconstruction of the nose defects...
April 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Wei Zeng, Gang Chen, Rui Ju, Huaqiang Yin, Weidong Tian, Wei Tang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to present a virtual planning protocol based on the database and three-dimensional (3D) image registration technology for the restoration of the total nasal defect, and evaluate its feasibility and clinical efficacy. METHODS: Patients were scanned with a FaceScan to obtain the 3D facial model which was stored in an Extensible Neuroimaging Archive Toolkit (XNAT) database. Personalized search and similarity evaluation were performed in the database to find a normal 3D facial model with the highest similarity to the patient's...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Chengshuai Yang, Shunyao Shen, Jingyang Wu, Shilei Zhang
Mandibular reconstruction after partial or subtotal resection is considered a challenging procedure that is crucial for facial contour and function. Many reports regarding the reconstruction of mandibular defects have been published over the years. The fibula free flap has become a popular option for mandibular reconstruction since its introduction by Hidalgo in 1989. However, the locations of the reconstructed mandibular angle and the condyle of the fibular bone segments play a crucial role in facial symmetry and function...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Kohei Okuyama, Masashi Yamashiro, Atsushi Kaida, Aya Kawamata, Miho Mizutani, Yasuyuki Michi, Narikazu Uzawa, Tomoyuki Yano, Rei Tohyama, Satoshi Yamaguchi
For young growing children before the end of skeletal maturity, the growth activity of the grafted bone after hemimandibulectomy is not well-known. After an adolescence, such a patient may have facial deformity because the anterior growth point of the mandible is in the condylar neck. A 13-year-old boy was performed hemimandibulectomy with immediate mandibular reconstruction by fibula free flap (FFF) because of a huge ameloblastic fibroma. The authors evaluated the length of FFF on the images of computed tomography (CT) at 5 and 60 months after the operation and compared them by calculating growth rates...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Shan Zhu, Yuanbo Liu, Mengqing Zang, Bo Chen, Shanshan Li, Bingjian Xue, Tinglu Han
OBJECTIVE: This clinical study describes a reconstructive method for facial soft-tissue defects that uses the pre-expanded forehead flap and minimizes donor site morbidities. METHODS: The surgery was subdivided into 3 stages. First stage, an appropriately sized expander was buried underneath the forehead. Second stage, after adequate inflation of the expander, a forehead flap based on the frontal branches of the superficial temporal artery was raised, and the distal portion of the flap was used to reconstruct the facial defect...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Ozcan Cakmak, Berke Özücer, Mustafa Aktekin, Fazil Emre Özkurt, Rami Al-Salman, Ismet Emrah Emre
Background: Inadequate release of retaining ligaments during facelift surgery may lead to an unnatural appearance. However, most facelift surgeons are hesitant in transecting these ligaments to avoid possible injury to facial subbranches. Objectives: In our surgical practice for modified composite flap rhytidectomy we use the finger-assisted malar elevation (FAME) technique in order to enable safe release of the zygomatic cutaneous ligaments through the prezygomatic space under direct vision...
March 2, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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
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
Akshay V Patel, Jason E Thuener, Kate Clancy, Mustafa Ascha, Nauman F Manzoor, Chad A Zender
OBJECTIVES: The submental artery island flap (SIF) has recently been described in temporal bone defects. At our institution we have broadened the application of the SIF and modified the harvest technique for complex lateral facial and skull base defects. Our primary aim is to evaluate the outcomes of patients undergoing complex lateral facial soft tissue, parotidectomy, and temporal bone defects who are reconstructed with the SIF to a similar cohort undergoing free tissue transfer reconstruction...
March 2018: Oral Oncology
Mohammed H El Fahar
Oral chemical burn injuries induce more damage to the underlying tissues with extensive scarring. It is very well known that alkali causes severe liquefaction necrosis and injury to the deeper tissues. Pediatric facial burns must be managed thoroughly and always require complex reconstruction, which is a challenging process. So, any reconstructive surgeon must be aware of all the deformities that may have significant functional and aesthetic impact on the burn survivors especially children. Few medical studies addressed pediatric microsurgical reconstruction for oral burn injuries induced by chemical materials...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Olindo Massarelli, Luigi Angelo Vaira, Giacomo De Riu
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February 26, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Carolina Posso, David Delgado Anaya, Jeison Aguilar Henao, Juan M Velasquez Gaviria
PURPOSE: The previous cadaveric studies of facial artery perforators have frequently reported high variability, and those results remain to be validated in the Colombian population. Thus, we aimed to describe the vascular anatomy of the lateral nasal artery cutaneous branches and their clinical applications using Colombian cadavers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine hemifaces from six fresh cadavers were included in the study. Terminal branches of the facial artery and cutaneous perforators of the lateral nasal artery were dissected...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Badr Ibrahim, Akram Rahal, Eric Bissada, Apostolos Christopoulos, Sami P Moubayed, Louis Guertin, Jean-Claude Tabet, Marie-Jo Olivier, Tareck Ayad
OBJECTIVE: To compare the surgical and functional outcomes between two harvesting techniques for the inferiorly based facial artery musculomucosal (FAMM) flap for oral cavity and oropharynx reconstructions. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective chart review. RESULTS: We reviewed 55 cases of FAMM flap, including 29 traditional cases and 26 performed using the modified harvesting method. The overall rate of surgical re-intervention in the traditional group was 31% (n = 9 of 29) and 15% (n = 4 of 26) in the modified group (P = 0...
February 26, 2018: Laryngoscope
J Chauvel-Picard, A Pierrefeu, O Harou, P Breton, N Sigaux
INTRODUCTION: Malignant chondroid syringomas, also known as cutaneous malignant mixed tumors, are rare neoplasms that most frequently occur on the torso or extremities of women. Here we present an illustrated case of a facial malignant chondroid syringoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 32-year-old female patient with no notable medical history presented with an approximately 1cm-wide, painless, palpably-mobile subcutaneous nodule, suggestive of a sebaceous cyst, just above the middle third of the right eyebrow...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Enric Jané-Salas, Xavier Roselló-LLabrés, Enric Jané-Pallí, Siddharth Mishra, Raúl Ayuso-Montero, José López-López
The aim of this study was to compare the immediate postoperative period of participants rehabilitated with dental implants placed with a conventional technique or with a minimally invasive technique, without a mucoperiosteal flap elevation (flapless). Participants who needed implant placement were divided into two groups: one group was operated using a mucoperiosteal flap elevation (G_A), and the other with a flapless surgical technique (G_B). Objective clinical parameters including oral hygiene, mouth opening, inflammation (facial perimeter), surgical time and analgesic consumption, as well as subjective parameters of pain and degree of satisfaction with the procedure, were evaluated...
February 20, 2018: Odontology
Mehmet Akif Cakmak, Hakan Cinal, Ensar Zafer Barin, Muhammed Sedat Sakat, Harun Karaduman, Onder Tan
Free flaps based on static slings principles cannot provide esthetic and functional outcomes at a desired level in total or close to total lip loss. Therefore, dynamic methods have become a current issue in recent years and especially the idea of functional gracilis free muscle flap has been suggested. In this study, we present a case of a successful total lower lip repair with this flap.In a 78-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma involving the entire lower lip, bilateral modified radical neck dissection and full-thickness total resection with 1 cm surgical margin so as to include both commissures of the tumor were performed and then a free gracilis muscle flap was transferred from the same side...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Jin Woo Kim, Soo Hyun Woo, Suk Yoon Jang, Woo Seob Kim, Tae Hui Bae, Han Koo Kim
Most patients with reconstruction for extensive scalp defects require the use of a free flap. The suitability of the recipient vessel has a major impact on the surgery and postoperative outcome. Flaps that can be used to reconstruct the total scalp with a single flap include the latissimus dorsi (LD) and omental flaps; the LD flap is generally preferred since the omental flap results in relatively larger donor site morbidity. The recipient vessel most commonly used for scalp defect reconstruction is the superficial temporal vessel...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Andrew M Swiergosz, J Stephen Gunn, Steven A Schulz, Joshua T Henderson, Joshua H Choo, Arian Mowlavi, Bradon J Wilhelmi
Background : An estimated 125,711 face-lifts and 54,281 neck-lifts were performed in 2015. Regardless of the technique employed, facial and neck flap elevation carries with it anatomical risk of which any surgeon performing these procedures should be aware of. Statistics related to anterior jugular vein injury during these procedures have not been published. Objective : To define a "danger zone" that will contain both of the anterior jugular veins on the basis of anatomical landmarks to aid surgeons with planning their surgical approach during rhytidectomy in the anterior neck region...
2018: Eplasty
Valentino Valentini, Luigi Califano, Andrea Cassoni, Della Monaca Marco, Ingrid Raponi, Paolo Priore, Maria Teresa Fadda, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Valentina Terenzi
Maxillo-mandibular reconstruction in pediatric patients involves particular functional and cosmetic implications. Attention is required for the craniofacial growth over time, involvement of the permanent dentition, facial symmetry, and donor site morbidity. Our aim is to identify the best reconstructive options for maxilla-mandibular defects in children (<18 years) based on our experience with 25 pediatric patients. We believe that reconstruction has to be performed at the same time as resection in pediatric patients...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Cheng-I Yen, Jui-Yung Yang, Chun-Shin Chang, Jung-Ju Huang, Chih-Wei Wu, Hung-Chang Chen, Shih-Yi Yang, Shu-Yin Chang, Shiow-Shuh Chuang, Yen-Chang Hsiao
BACKGROUND: Nasal reconstruction after burn injury can be challenging due to limited availability of local flaps. We present our experience of free flap reconstruction for full-thickness nasal defect after severe facial burn injury. METHODS: Between August 1998 and September 2015, six patients underwent nasal reconstruction with seven free flaps after burn injury. Among them, flame burn occurred in two patients, chemical burn in two, explosive burn in one, and contact thermal burn in one patient...
February 10, 2018: Microsurgery
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