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Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction

Nicholas L Berlin, Jennifer B Hamill, Ji Qi, Hyungjin M Kim, Andrea L Pusic, Edwin G Wilkins
BACKGROUND: Survey-based research is essential for evaluating the outcomes of health care in an era of patient-centered care. However, many such studies are hampered by poor response rates in completion of study questionnaires, thus limiting the generalizability of any findings. The objectives of this analysis were to identify independent variables associated with nonresponse to surveys following breast reconstruction to improve future patient-reported outcomes research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Mastectomy Reconstruction Outcomes Consortium is a prospective cohort study involving 11 leading medical centers from the United States and Canada...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Il Hoon Sung, Dong Woo Jang, Se Wan Kim, Youn Hwan Kim, Sang Wha Kim
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of complicated diabetic lower leg and foot defects involving multiple tissue components remains a challenge. The purpose of this report is to introduce thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) chimeric flaps for reconstructing diabetic lower leg and foot soft tissue defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between April 2010 and August 2016, 17 patients with multiple diabetic lower leg and foot defects underwent reconstruction with TDAP chimeric flaps...
March 5, 2018: Microsurgery
Özlenen Özkan, Ömer Özkan, Anı Çinpolat, Mehmet Can Ubur, Gamze Bektaş, Adil Jumshudov, Hilmi Uysal
BACKGROUND: The repair of extensive lower lip defects is difficult due to the presence of both functional and esthetic requirements. This report describes functional lip repair using the partial latissimus dorsi free flap without nerve coaptation. METHODS: Reconstruction of the lower lip due to subtotal and total tissue defects was performed using latissimus dorsi free flap on twelve patients, between 2013 and 2017. The etiology was squamous cell carcinoma in six patients, malignant melanoma in one, firearm injury in three and microstomia in two...
February 23, 2018: Microsurgery
James M Economides, David H Song
Background: Despite the popularity of latissimus dorsi (LD) flap in breast reconstruction, a breast implant is often necessary to achieve sufficient volume. Prior reports describe fat grafting to the LD flap as a secondary procedure to correct contour deformities and improve volume. Our institution has instituted autologous breast reconstruction with an LD flap and immediate fat transfer (LIFT). Methods: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing the LIFT procedure was undertaken...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Ryuichi Azuma, Shimpo Aoki, Masahiro Kuwabara, Tetsushi Aizawa, Hisato Nagano, Tomoharu Kiyosawa
Hinge flaps are commonly used for closure of a pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) or laryngocutaneous fistula. These flaps are employed to augment the wall of the pharynx or larynx, but the junction between the reconstructed and native lumens can eventually become narrow and irregular after reconstruction with standard hinge flaps. We devised a method of adding a triangular extension to the end of either or both flaps and used it to treat 3 patients. In 1 patient who developed a PCF (4 × 10 cm) after laryngectomy followed by radiotherapy, the fistula was closed with 2 hinge flaps...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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
A Vairinho, A Al Hindi, M Revol, A Legras, K Rem, Y Guenane, S Cristofari, T Sorin
INTRODUCTION: Soft tissue and bone radionecrosis are rare but serious complications may occur late after radiotherapy. CASE REPORT: We report the case of an 86-year-old woman with a history an infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the left breast, treated by total mastectomy, left axillary dissection and adjuvant radiotherapy. Eighteen years later, the first radionecrosis lesions appeared and grew progressively in a 6-month period. These lesions are deep, involving the anterior aspect of the 4th to the 6th ribs and infiltrating the chest wall to the left cardio-thoracic space communicating largely with the pericardium...
February 2, 2018: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Hiromi Mukaide, Taku Michiura, Toshinori Kobayashi, Ryo Inada, Hirokazu Miki, Masaharu Oishi, Kentaro Inoue, Keigo Yamamichi, Madoka Hamada
We herein report 2 cases of successful surgical treatment of reconstructed gastric tube-bronchial fistulas caused by leakage after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. One patient was a 56-year-old man who developed a reconstructed gastric tube-bronchial fistula, and the fistula was closed by conservative treatment. However, he developed pneumonia on postoperative day 117, and the reconstructed gastric tube-bronchial fistula was found to have recurred. Fibrin glue was endoscopically injected into the fistula, but this treatment was unsuccessful...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Nishant Goyal, Debarati Chattopadhyay, Prashant Durgapal, Rajesh Pasricha, Yamini Kansal, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
Squamous cell carcinoma is known to occur as a serious complication of chronic burns, scars, and ulcers, but very rarely has it been reported to occur in a long-neglected meningocele. The authors wish to present the case of a 21-year-old man who presented to us when a previously asymptomatic meningocele developed a squamous cell carcinoma on the meningocele sac. The squamous cell carcinoma was excised in toto, followed by excision of the redundant meningocele sac. The neural placode was closed and dural closure done with an artificial dural patch...
February 2, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Efterpi C Demiri, Dimitrios D Dionyssiou, Antonios Tsimponis, Christina-Olga Goula, Leonidas C Pavlidis, Georgia-Alexandra Spyropoulou
BACKGROUND: Although free abdominal flaps constitute the gold standard in post-radiation delayed breast reconstruction, latissimus dorsi-based methods offer alternative reconstructive options. This retrospective study aims to compare outcomes of delayed breast reconstruction using the fat-augmented latissimus dorsi (FALD) autologous reconstruction and the latissimus dorsi-plus-implant reconstruction in irradiated women. METHODS: We reviewed the files of 47 post-mastectomy irradiated patients (aged 29-73 years), who underwent delayed latissimus dorsi-based breast reconstruction between 2010 and 2016...
January 25, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Tosan Ehanire, Dhruv Singhal, Bruce Mast, Mark Leyngold
BACKGROUND: Microsurgery is performed using either the operating microscope or loupe magnification. Use of the operating microscope is considered the "criterion standard"; however, loupes are emerging as a safe and reliable technique to perform microsurgery. The purpose of this study was to analyze the safety of microsurgery under loupe magnification compared with the microscope. Previous studies discussing the safety of loupe magnification during microsurgery have been published; however, this is the first study to compare free flap outcomes from 2 surgeons at the same institution, each using their respective technique...
January 24, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
David Guillier, Vivien Moris, Sarra Cristofari, Brice Gerenton, Anna Hallier, Philippe Rizzi, Benoit Henault, Narcisse Zwetyenga
INTRODUCTION: In surgery, certain defects require reconstruction with a microsurgical flap. The free flap failure rate varies between 2% and 5%. Vascular thrombosis is the most frequent complication and represents 15% to 73% of failures. The success rate of salvage therapy is greater when salvage surgery is early. Currently, clinical monitoring is the criterion standard but many noninvasive or minimally invasive techniques have been developed to improve early diagnosis of complications of vascular thrombosis...
January 24, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Ross Elledge, Satyesh Parmar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent literature on the subject of free tissue transfer options in paediatric head and neck surgery, with a particular emphasis on highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of different reconstructions in the paediatric patient. RECENT FINDINGS: Free tissue transfer in paediatric patients is predictable and applicable for a wide range of congenital and acquired defects in the head and neck. The free fibula flap is a mainstay of mandibular reconstruction and allows excellent implant-supported prosthodontic rehabilitation and growth potential at the recipient site with little or no donor site morbidity...
January 22, 2018: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
F Simunovic, U Wittel, B Passlick, S Wiesemann, M Czerny, M Südkamp, G B Stark, H Bannasch
BACKGROUND: The resection of large soft-tissue sarcoma requires reconstruction with free flaps. The choice of recipient vessels is crucial for the success of surgery. PATIENTS: We report four cases with large soft-tissue sarcomas with complex anatomical relationships: two tumors of the thigh surrounding the femoral neurovascular structures and two tumors of the abdomen with infiltration of the thorax and the abdomen. All cases received multimodal interdisciplinary treatment...
January 16, 2018: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
Rachita Sood, Jeena M Easow, Geoffrey Konopka, Zubin J Panthaki
BACKGROUND: Surgeons employ the latissimus dorsi flap (LDF) for reconstruction of a large variety of breast cancer surgery defects, including quadrantectomy, lumpectomy, modified radical mastectomy, and others. The LDF may be used in delayed or immediate reconstruction, in combination with tissue expanders for a staged reconstruction, with implant-based immediate reconstruction, or alone as an autogenous flap. METHODS: The authors discuss the historical uses and more recent developments in the LDF...
January 2018: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
Silvanie Volz, Konstantinos Kalousis, Jung In Song, Tobias Kisch, Eike Wenzel, Peter Mailänder
OBJECTIVE: Interdisciplinary work including surgery and additive radiotherapy is often needed for the therapy of tumours. Beneath this, brachytherapy is an important part of the radiotherapy. It was first used over 100 years ago and is in regular use after the development of afterload technology in the early 1970s. Today it is often used in different tumour therapies, for example in soft tissue sarcoma or breast tumours, in order to decrease the risk of local recurrence. Concerning its benefits, higher doses could be used because of the localized effect with equivalent local control rate and less toxicity of treatment...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Naohiro Ishii, Jiro Ando, Michiko Harao, Masaru Takemae
Implant-based breast reconstruction can be performed using a choice of various types of breast implants. However, cases where the breast shapes are unsuitable for implant-based reconstruction method are occasionally encountered. We present two patients with wide trunks who underwent breast reconstruction using an unusual configuration that involved a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap combined with two paranemic implants.
December 2017: Gland Surgery
Jiunn-Tat Lee, Honda Hsu, Chih-Ming Lin, Chieh-Chi Huang, Sou-Hsin Chien
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic harvesting of muscle flaps is well described for gracilis, latissimus dorsi, gastrocnemius, and pectoralis major amongst others. So far there has been no description of endoscopic harvesting of the rectus femoris muscle as a free flap. The purpose of this study was to compare the perioperative outcomes of harvesting the free rectus femoris muscle flap endoscopically as compared to the standard approach. METHODS: Fifty patients with lower limb defects reconstructed with free rectus femoris muscle flap between January 2014 and December 2016 were included in this study...
December 28, 2017: Microsurgery
N Johns, N Fairbairn, M Trail, A Ewing, L Yong, C Raine, J M Dixon
BACKGROUND: The latissimus dorsi flap is a popular choice for autologous breast reconstruction. To dramatically improve volume, we report our experience of using the immediately lipofilled extended latissimus dorsi (ELD) flap and show it as a valid option for autologous breast reconstruction. METHODS: Patients undergoing the procedure between December 2013 and June 2016 were included. Demographic, clinical and operative factors were analysed, together with in-hospital morbidity and duration of postoperative hospital stay...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
John Edward O'Connell, Mandeep S Bajwa, Andrew G Schache, Richard J Shaw
The advent or micro-vascular free tissue transfer has facilitated the reconstruction of increasingly complex head and neck defects. There are multiple donor sites available, each with its' own advantages and disadvantages. However, the subscapular system, including the thoracodorsal system, provides the widest array of soft tissue and osseous flaps, as well as chimeric options. Its advantages include a long pedicle, independently mobile tissue components, relative sparing from atherosclerosis, and minimal donor site morbidity...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
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