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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153868/-transposition-of-the-cephalic-vein-in-free-flap-breast-reconstruction-technical-note
#1
T Silhol, T Suffee, M Hivelin, L Lantieri
Free flaps have become a reliable practice for breast reconstruction. However, the venous congestion is still the most frequent reason of flap failure. It is due to bad quality of the internal mammary veins, a preferential superficial venous outflow of the flap or due to venous thrombosis. The transposition of the cephalic vein could useful in some cases. We describe the surgical technique and suggest an intraoperative algorithm. Seventeen patients (15 DIEP and 2 PAP) were included. Twenty nine point four percent had an unusable internal mammary vein, 23...
November 16, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145033/is-chronic-postsurgical-pain-surgery-induced-a-study-of-persistent-postoperative-pain-following-breast-reconstruction
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Randy S Roth, Ji Qi, Jennifer B Hamill, Hyungjin M Kim, Tiffany N S Ballard, Andrea L Pusic, Edwin G Wilkins
BACKGROUND: Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is a reported risk for women undergoing breast reconstruction, but it remains unclear that such persistent pain is induced by reconstructive surgery. To address this concern, this prospective cohort study examined the prevalence of and risk factors associated with CPSP among women undergoing breast reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women (n = 1996) recruited for the Mastectomy Reconstruction Outcomes Consortium (MROC) Study were assessed preoperatively and at two-years postoperatively for relevant medical/...
November 13, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135896/vertical-skin-paddle-orientation-for-the-latissimus-dorsi-flap-in-breast-reconstruction-a-modification-to-simultaneously-correct-inferior-pole-constriction-and-improve-projection
#3
Megan Fracol, Michelle Grim, Steven Lanier, Neil A Fine
The latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap (LDMF) is a reliable and frequently used option to bring vascularized skin and soft tissue to improve the stability and aesthetic result in breast reconstruction. Standard techniques with skin paddle inset in a horizontal or oblique fashion preferentially improve anterior projection (when inset at the mastectomy scar) or lower pole and infra-mammary fold (IMF) constriction (when inset into the IMF). Here, we describe a modification for inset of the LDMF that improves both anterior projection and lower pole/IMF constriction, while also allowing the latissimus muscle to fan out and provide complete implant coverage...
November 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131393/flap-monitoring-with-continuous-oxygen-partial-tension-measurement-in-breast-reconstructive-surgery-a-preliminary-report
#4
Emilio Trignano, Nefer Fallico, Luca Fiorot, Alberto Bolletta, Matteo Maffei, Pedro Ciudad, Michele Maruccia, Hung-Chi Chen, Gian Vittorio Campus
BACKGROUND: The best method for the postoperative monitoring of flaps in reconstructive surgery is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of an oxygen partial tension monitoring system for the postoperative follow-up of a series of breast flaps, in addition to the traditional periodical clinical evaluations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one consecutive female patients (mean age: 61 years) who underwent free- or pedicled-flap reconstruction of the breast were included in the study...
November 13, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130571/how-to-do-breast-reconstruction-using-free-flaps-with-short-pedicles-a-stepwise-technique-for-easier-safer-anastomoses
#5
Scott Ferris, Damien Grinsell, Hans H M Nielsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 12, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129038/defining-the-role-of-free-flaps-in-partial-breast-reconstruction
#6
Mark L Smith, Bianca J Molina, Erez Dayan, Eric M Jablonka, Michelle Okwali, Julie N Kim, Joseph H Dayan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 12, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124373/-the-chignon-mastopexy-a-double-glandular-suspended-flaps-for-an-auto-augmentation-effect
#7
Bouraoui Kotti
BACKGROUND: Many mastopexy techniques have been described in the literature focusing on the new nipple areolar complex position and the breast deflation treatment, but only few of them detailed the glandular volume redistribution to avoid the use of implants. We describe a mastopexy procedure that brings the maximum of the volume to the central part of the breast. We compare the procedure to a "chignon" hair style way to vulgarize the technique and simplify its comprehension. METHODS: Breast volume is reshaped by the use of a vertical mastopexy and two deepithelized glandular flaps sutured for the first one to the pectoralis major fascia and for the second one to the contralateral flap...
November 9, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122498/a-single-centre-retrospective-proof-of-concept-review-of-salvage-of-infected-or-exposed-implant-breast-reconstructions-with-explantation-and-one-stage-free-flap-replacement
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Russell J Bramhall, Izaro Hernan, Paul A Harris
INTRODUCTION: Implant-based breast reconstruction has relatively high complication rates. Removal of infected implants and immediate autologous reconstruction is a safe single-stage procedure that preserves the native breast skin envelope. METHODS: A single-centre, retrospective proof-of-concept review of all salvage procedures performed for acute/chronic infected or exposed implant-based reconstructions by a single surgeon over a 6-year period. RESULTS: We present 13 cases of a particularly difficult subgroup of acute/chronic infection/extrusion over a 6-year period...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121845/improving-outcomes-for-lower-extremity-amputations-using-intraoperative-fluorescent-angiography-to-predict-flap-viability
#9
Andrew E Yang, Charles A Hartranft, Alisha Reiss, Charles R Holden
OBJECTIVES: Nearly 25% of vascular surgery patients operated on for peripheral vascular disease are readmitted within 30 days. Development of adjuncts to minimize wound complications remains an area of great interest. Here, we present our experience with intraoperative fluorescent angiography (IFA) as a tool to predict skin flap viability following lower extremity amputations (LEAs). METHODS: Experience with IFA using indocyanine green (ICG) dye was reviewed retrospectively at a single institution...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121582/intermammary-pilonidal-sinus-the-first-case-series
#10
Seerwan Hama Shareef, Tahir A Hawrami, Abdulwahid M Salih, Fahmi H Kakamad, Hawbash M Rahim, Hunar A Hassan, Dahat A Hussein
INTRODUCTION: Pilonidal sinus (PNS) is an inflammatory condition caused by hair penetration into the epidermis. It occurs usually in sacro-coccygeal area. Intermammary pilonidal sinus is a very rare variant with a few case reports in literature. The aim of this study is to highlight the presentation and management of intermammary pilonidal sinus. METHOD: A retrospective multicenter case series. Including all cases of intermammary PNS admitted to either of 5 major tertiary hospitals in Kurdistan region of Iraq...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116657/international-validation-of-the-european-organisation-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-qlq-brecon23-quality-of-life-questionnaire-for-women-undergoing-breast-reconstruction
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Z E Winters, M Afzal, C Rutherford, B Holzner, G Rumpold, R A da Costa Vieira, S Hartup, K Flitcroft, V Bjelic-Radisic, A Oberguggenburger, M Panouilleres, M Mani, G Catanuto, M Douek, J Kokan, P Sinai, M T King
BACKGROUND: The aim was to carry out phase 4 international field-testing of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) breast reconstruction (BRECON) module. The primary objective was finalization of its scale structure. Secondary objectives were evaluation of its reliability, validity, responsiveness, acceptability and interpretability in patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy and reconstruction. METHODS: The EORTC module development guidelines were followed...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109095/the-association-of-flap-endonuclease-1-genotypes-with-the-susceptibility-of-endometriosis
#12
REVIEW
An-Kuo Chou, Ming-Yi Shen, Fang-Yu Chen, Chieh-Lun Hsiao, Liang-Chun Shih, Wen-Shin Chang, Chia-Wen Tsai, Tsung-Ho Ying, Ming-Hsien Wu, Chung-Yu Huang, DA-Tian Bau
BACKGROUND/AIM: Flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1), a protein with multiple functions in genome stability maintenance, is important in cancer prevention. The two functional germline variants of FEN1, rs174538 and rs4246215, regarding cancer susceptibility have been reported in lung, breast, liver, esophageal, gastric, colorectal cancer, glioma and leukemia, but not endometriosis. In this study, we firstly aimed at evaluating the contribution of FEN1 genotypes to endometriosis risk in a representative Taiwan population...
November 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107433/-use-of-indocyanine-green-angiography-in-oncological-and-reconstructive-breast-surgery
#13
S Struk, J-F Honart, Q Qassemyar, N Leymarie, B Sarfati, H Alkhashnam, C Mazouni, F Rimareix, F Kolb
The Indocyanine green (ICG) is a soluble dye that is eliminated by the liver and excreted in bile. When illuminated by an near-infrared light, the ICG emits fluorescence in the near-infrared spectrum, which can be captured by a near-infrared camera-handled device. In case of intravenous injection, ICG may be used as a marker of skin perfusion. In case of interstitial injection, it may be useful for lymphatic network mapping. In oncological and reconstructive breast surgery, ICG is used for sentinel lymph node identification, to predict mastectomy skin flap necrosis, to assess the perfusion of free flaps in autologous reconstruction and for diagnosis and treatment of upper limb secondary lymphedema...
October 26, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101984/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-imaging-of-deep-inferior-epigastric-arteries-for-surgical-planning-breast-reconstruction-surgery
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Isabel B Oliva, Kevin Day, Karin E Dill, Michael Hanley, Osmanuddin Ahmed, Shelby J Bennett, Benoit Desjardins, Kenneth L Gage, Michael Ginsburg, Adam H Hamawy, Michael L Steigner, Richard Strax, Nupur Verma, Frank J Rybicki
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women in the United States. Breast reconstruction surgery is a commonly used therapy for patients with breast cancer. The technique for the deep inferior epigastric perforator flap uses a preserved rectus muscle, which decreases donor site morbidity. Accurate identification and measurement of the perforator branches of the deep inferior epigastric artery is pivotal during pre-operative planning so that the surgeon can prioritize the best vessel to use and ultimately improve clinical outcome...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098159/one-stage-immediate-breast-reconstruction-a-concise-review
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REVIEW
Nicolò Bertozzi, Marianna Pesce, Pierluigi Santi, Edoardo Raposio
Background: One-stage direct-to-implant immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) is performed simultaneously with breast cancer resection. We explored indications, techniques, and outcomes of IBR to determine its feasibility, safety, and effectiveness. Material and Methods: We reviewed the available literature on one-stage direct-to-implant IBR, with or without acellular dermal matrix (ADM), synthetic mesh, or autologous fat grafting. We analyzed the indications, preoperative work-up, surgical technique, postoperative care, outcomes, and complications...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092969/inferior-dermal-flap-in-breast-reconstruction-with-tissue-expanders
#16
Sevgi Kurt Yazar, Merdan Serin, Fatih Irmak, Sefika Aksoy
A surgical case, in which inferior dermal flap was used to cover a tissue expander for breast reconstruction, is reported. In spite of the skin necrosis on the seventh postoperative day, flap coverage successfully protected the tissue expander from exposition.
November 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089702/comparison-study-between-scalpel-and-electrocautery-in-causation-of-seroma-after-modified-radical-mastectomy
#17
Rahulkumar N Chavan, Bhargav Chikkala, Pranab Mondal, Diptendra Kumar Sarkar
Worldwide, breast cancer is the commonest malignancy in female population, and an increasing number of women are undergoing modified radical mastectomy (MRM) as a treatment for breast cancer. Though for most patients mastectomy goes uneventful, but for some patients complications of mastectomy are seen that cause morbidity, prolong hospital stay, and delay the adjuvant treatment. Seroma is encountered as a commonest complication after mastectomy. Though various factors are suspected in causation of seroma, in this prospective study, we tried to evaluate outcome of two different surgical technique of MRM in causation of seroma formation...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082566/immediate-chest-wall-reconstruction-using-an-external-oblique-myocutaneous-flap-for-large-skin-defects-after-mastectomy-in-advanced-or-recurrent-breast-cancer-patients-a-single-center-experience
#18
Seokwon Lee, Younglae Jung, Youngtae Bae
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We report 75 single-stage chest-wall reconstructions using ipsilateral external oblique myocutaneous flap (EOMCF) to cover the extensive skin defects following resection of advanced or recurrent breast tumours at the Pusan National University Hospital. METHODS: Between January 2007 and October 2015, 75 women with advanced or recurred breast cancer who underwent extensive mastectomy with immediate chest wall reconstruction using EOMCF were reviewed retrospectively...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080664/indications-and-controversies-for-nonabdominally-based-complete-autologous-tissue-breast-reconstruction
#19
REVIEW
Dries Opsomer, Koenraad van Landuyt
Autologous breast reconstruction can be challenging in mastectomy patients who are not eligible for a deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap reconstruction. Depending on body habitus, alternative donor sites for free flap transfer can be found on the back, the thighs, and in the gluteal area. These alternative flaps can demand a higher level of expertise, which should be mastered by the modern day reconstructive microsurgeon. The flap choice should be tailored individually to each patient and should not be limited by the difficulty of the surgery...
January 2018: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080663/indications-and-controversies-for-abdominally-based-complete-autologous-tissue-breast-reconstruction
#20
REVIEW
Blake D Murphy, Isabel Kerrebijn, Jian Farhadi, Jaume Masia, Stefan O P Hofer
This article reviews the indications and controversies in abdominally based autologous breast reconstruction. The evidence regarding these indications and controversies will be appraised and summarized. Finally, we will provide a summary of our approach and technique for the patient undergoing autologous breast reconstruction using abdominally based free flaps.
January 2018: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
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