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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199294/flow-induced-microvascular-network-formation-of-therapeutic-relevant-arteriovenous-av-loop-based-constructs-in-response-to-ionizing-radiation
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Volker J Schmidt, Jennifer M Covi, Christoph Koepple, Johannes G Hilgert, Elias Polykandriotis, Amir K Bigdeli, Luitpold V Distel, Raymund E Horch, Ulrich Kneser
BACKGROUND The arteriovenous (AV) loop model enables axial vascularization to gain a functional microcirculatory system in tissue engineering constructs in vivo. These constructs might replace surgical flaps for the treatment of complex wounds in the future. Today, free flaps are often exposed to high-dose radiation after defect coverage, according to guideline-oriented treatment plans. Vascular response of AV loop-based constructs has not been evaluated after radiation, although it is of particular importance...
February 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177337/free-flap-loss-caused-by-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-and-thrombosis-hitt-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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E Segna, A R Bolzoni, C Baserga, A Baj
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (HITT) represents a dramatic condition that is difficult to diagnose because of nuanced clinical presentation. Therefore, in every case of microvascular thrombosis during heparin-therapy prompt suspicion about HITT is necessary to avoid flap necrosis. We present a case of HITT which, as the 8 other articles reviewed, clearly shows that HITT is difficult to diagnose and complex to manage. Microvascular reconstruction is the first choice in head and neck reconstruction; unfortunately, dramatic outcomes in free flap surgery due to unpredictable thrombotic events are still reported in the English literature...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177328/head-and-neck-reconstruction-with-pedicled-flaps-in-the-free-flap-era
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R Mahieu, G Colletti, P Bonomo, G Parrinello, A Iavarone, G Dolivet, L Livi, A Deganello
Nowadays, the transposition of microvascular free flaps is the most popular method for management of head and neck defects. However, not all patients are suitable candidates for free flap reconstruction. In addition, not every defect requires a free flap transfer to achieve good functional results. The aim of this study was to assess whether pedicled flap reconstruction of head and neck defects is inferior to microvascular free flap reconstruction in terms of complications, functionality and prognosis. The records of consecutive patients who underwent free flap or pedicled flap reconstruction after head and neck cancer ablation from 2006 to 2015, from a single surgeon, in the AOUC Hospital, Florence Italy were analysed...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151027/end-to-end-versus-end-to-side-anastomoses-in-free-flap-reconstruction-single-centre-experiences
#4
Paul I Heidekrueger, Milomir Ninkovic, Albrecht Heine-Geldern, Frank Herter, P Niclas Broer
BACKGROUND: The choice of microsurgical anastomotic technique, end-to-end (ETE) or end-to-side (ETS), is a relevant point in free tissue transfer. The decision-making process of choosing ETE or ETS technique depends on several clinical and perioperative factors. This study evaluates the outcomes of microvascular procedures in a large single centre patient series, focusing on ETE vs ETS arterial anastomoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2009 and June 2015, 838 patients underwent free flap surgery for reconstruction after trauma, infection, or malignancies...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118198/microvascular-tissue-transfers-for-midfacial-and-anterior-cranial-base-reconstruction
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Ali Emre Aksu, Hakan Uzun, Ozan Bitik, Gökhan Tunçbilek, Tunç Şafak
Reconstruction of a midfacial defect can represent a difficult challenge for the plastic surgeon. Although many midfacial deformities have traumatic or congenital origins, the vast majority of head and neck defects occur after resection of malignant head and neck neoplasms. Autogenous reconstruction is now routinely performed for larger, complex defects resulting from surgical resection or trauma. In this study, the authors present 27 patients with midfacial defects reconstructed with free flaps. Twenty-two of the defects were created by surgical ablation of cancer (maxillectomy) and the others were traumatic...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112411/medial-sural-artery-as-a-salvage-recipient-vessel-for-complex-post-traumatic-microvascular-lower-limb-reconstruction
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Amresh Baliarsing, Shivprasad Date, Pedro Ciudad
BACKGROUND: Complex lower extremity trauma still poses a formidable challenge for micro vascular reconstruction. The extensive surrounding zone of trauma can make it difficult to find a suitable recipient pedicle for anastomosis. A need was felt for exploration of newer recipient vessels in lower extremity which could be harnessed for reliable and tension free micro anastomosis. The purpose of the present report is to highlight the possibility of using medial sural artery for safe micro vascular anastomosis in selected scenarios like vessel depleted extremity...
January 23, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099975/functional-outcome-of-cad-cam-assisted-versus-conventional-microvascular-fibular-free-flap-reconstruction-of-the-mandible-a-retrospective-study-of-30-cases
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Lucas M Ritschl, Thomas Mücke, Andreas Fichter, Florian D Güll, Christopher Schmid, Jean Marc Pho Duc, Marco R Kesting, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Denys J Loeffelbein
Background Different advantages of virtually planned and guided mandibular reconstructions have been described. Functional analyses and comparisons with conventionally reconstructed patients. Methods We retrospectively analyzed 30 cases of mandibular reconstructions that involved virtually planned or conventional microvascular, fibular free flaps that occurred between April 2011 and December 2014 at a single center. The results were also compared with a healthy cohort of 30 participants. Axiographic measurements were performed postoperatively, and uni- and multivariate regressions analyses were performed to determine the association between possible predictor variables on functional outcome...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089863/prevention-of-thrombosis-in-hypercoagulable-patients-undergoing-microsurgery-a-novel-anticoagulation-protocol
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Jonas A Nelson, Cyndi U Chung, Andrew R Bauder, Liza C Wu
BACKGROUND: Hypercoagulable conditions are often considered relative contraindications to free flap reconstruction. This paper presents and critically examines a novel anticoagulation regimen developed to address this disease state. METHODS: Hypercoagulable patients who underwent free tissue transfer between 2007 and 2015 were identified. From 2011, all such patients were subjected to a novel anticoagulation protocol involving an intravenous bolus of 2000 U of unfractionated heparin prior to microvascular pedicle anastomosis, followed by a heparin infusion at 500 U/h, which was postoperatively increased to therapeutic levels...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089170/iliolumbar-artery-a-useful-pedicle-for-the-iliac-crest-free-flap-in-maxillofacial-reconstruction
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T Singh, K Andi
The iliac crest free flap is commonly used in maxillofacial reconstruction, and is typically supplied by the deep circumflex iliac artery (DCIA). However, the iliolumbar artery is an alternative blood supply that can potentially be used in such reconstructions. We describe the anatomy of the iliolumbar artery and review publications about its clinical use. We raised four cadaveric iliac crest free flaps using both the DCIA and the iliolumbar artery to illustrate its use in reconstructing maxillofacial defects...
January 11, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066911/outcomes-of-microvascular-free-tissue-transfer-in-twice-irradiated-patients
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Kate Clancy, Sami Melki, Musaddiq Awan, Shawn Li, Pierre Lavertu, Nicole Fowler, Min Yao, Rod Rezaee, Chad A Zender
BACKGROUND: Patients may require microvascular free tissue transfer (MFTT) following re-irradiation for recurrent cancer or radiation complications. The objective of this study was to describe the indications for and outcomes of free flaps performed in twice-radiated patients. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified the indications for and outcomes of 36 free flaps performed on 29 twice-irradiated patients. RESULTS: The free flap success rate was 92%...
January 9, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063278/combined-anterolateral-thigh-and-tensor-fasciae-latae-flaps-an-option-for-reconstruction-of-large-head-and-neck-defects
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Ramzey Tursun, Hisham Marwan, J Marshall Green, Fawaz Alotaibi, Andre LeDoux
PURPOSE: The advent of microvascular free tissue transfer has provided the reconstructive surgeon with an enormous array of treatment options for reconstruction of large head and neck defects. However, when indicated by defect size, the need for more than 1 flap not only increases surgical complexity but also patient morbidity. The combination of the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap and the tensor fascia latae (TFL) flap can be used to reconstruct such complex head and neck defects, thereby minimizing any additional morbidity that would be imposed by an additional flap harvest site...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062176/characteristics-and-surgical-management-of-flap-compromise-caused-by-thrombosis-of-the-internal-jugular-vein
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Bin Yang, Yi Qu, Ming Su, Jinzhong Li, Hua Li, Rudong Xing, Zhengxue Han
BACKGROUND: A principal reason for flap compromise in oral and maxillofacial head and neck surgery, and failure of a free flap transfer, is thrombosis of a drainage vein such as the internal jugular vein. This study characterized flap compromise caused by internal jugular vein thrombosis after a free flap transfer, and its management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective clinical study was conducted of 306 consecutive microvascular free flaps performed for 305 patients with head and neck cancer from March 2003 to March 2013 at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Beijing Stomatological Hospital, Capital Medical University...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056483/complex-orofacial-reconstruction-with-the-intrinsic-chimeric-flap
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Andrés A Maldonado, Amanda K Silva, Laura S Humphries, Lawrence J Gottlieb
Background Ablation of locally advanced or recurrent head and neck cancer often results in large composite orofacial defects with limited recipient vessels. These complex defects lend well to intrinsic chimeric flap reconstruction, which allows greater ability to inset various flap component tissue types than composite flaps and requires only one set of microvascular anastomoses. Methods A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients who underwent orofacial reconstruction with an intrinsic chimeric free flap from 2002 to 2015...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052811/short-term-outcomes-of-mandibular-reconstruction-in-oncological-patients-using-a-cad-cam-prosthesis-including-a-condyle-supporting-a-fibular-free-flap
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Achille Tarsitano, Salvatore Battaglia, Valerio Ramieri, Piero Cascone, Leonardo Ciocca, Roberto Scotti, Claudio Marchetti
PURPOSE: Condylar reconstruction and replacement using alloplastic materials currently attracts much surgical interest. The major challenge is to functionally reconstruct the anatomical region; this is crucial in terms of correct mandibular function. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of and complications experienced by a series of oncological patients who underwent computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) condylar reconstruction following resection-disarticulation of the mandible...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045814/recalcitrant-invasive-skin-cancer-of-the-scalp-combined-extirpation-and-microsurgical-reconstruction-without-cranioplasty
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Gerald J Cho, Frederick Wang, Steven M Garcia, Jennifer Viner, William Y Hoffman, Michael W McDermott, Jason H Pomerantz
BACKGROUND: Recurrent invasive skin cancer of the scalp and calvarium is a difficult problem for which universally accepted treatment protocols have not been established. The authors present their 10-year experience with treatment of this specific subset of scalp reconstruction patients and present a successful treatment algorithm that is well suited to this patient population. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed all patients of microsurgical scalp reconstruction performed from 2005 to 2015 that involved invasive cutaneous malignancies of the scalp and calvarium...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039007/pedicle-orientation-in-free-flap-microvascular-maxillofacial-reconstruction
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Daniel M Cummins, Beomjune Kim, Arshad Kaleem, Waleed Zaid
Oncologic and traumatic defects of the maxilla can pose a challenge to patients, reconstructive surgeons, and maxillofacial prosthodontists in an attempt to provide satisfactory treatment. Oral-nasal and oral-antral fistulas are frequently treated with soft tissue flaps, osteocutaneous flaps, or a maxillofacial obturator. Often, surgical reconstruction is preferred for patient quality of life and definitive restoration. Surgical reconstruction also avoids the difficulties encountered with fabricating an obturator in an irradiated field with the often-resultant microstomia...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018904/3d-volumetric-modeling-and-microvascular-reconstruction-of-irradiated-lumbosacral-defects-after-oncologic-resection
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Emilio Garcia-Tutor, Marco Romeo, Michael P Chae, David J Hunter-Smith, Warren Matthew Rozen
BACKGROUND: Locoregional flaps are sufficient in most sacral reconstructions. However, large sacral defects due to malignancy necessitate a different reconstructive approach, with local flaps compromised by radiation and regional flaps inadequate for broad surface areas or substantial volume obliteration. In this report, we present our experience using free muscle transfer for volumetric reconstruction, in such cases, and demonstrate three-dimensional (3D) haptic models of the sacral defect to aid preoperative planning...
2016: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011124/islanded-facial-artery-musculomucosal-flap-for-tongue-reconstruction
#18
S T Joseph, B S Naveen, T M Mohan
Reconstruction of the tongue can be achieved by means of various local, regional, and microvascular free flaps. Local flaps commonly used for tongue reconstruction include the nasolabial flap, submental flap, infrahyoid flap, and pedicled facial artery musculomucosal (FAMM) flap. The purpose of this article is to propose a technical modification to the FAMM flap for the reconstruction of small to medium-sized tongue defects post tumour excision: islanding the flap and tunnelling it from the lingual aspect of the mandible in a single-stage procedure...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007392/donor-site-morbidity-and-quality-of-life-after-microvascular-head-and-neck-reconstruction-with-free-fibula-and-deep-circumflex-iliac-artery-flaps
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Christopher Schardt, Angela Schmid, Jens Bodem, Johannes Krisam, Jürgen Hoffmann, Christian Mertens
PURPOSE: Bone defects after resective tumor surgeries often require the use of microvascular reanastomized bone grafts for reconstruction. The decision as to which specific flap is most suitable for the particular patient is dependent on various factors. The aspects donor site morbidity and quality of life are rarely taken into account in this connection. The aim of this study was to analyze whether these factors, in the future, should influence the choice of donor site. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, the donor sites of 46 patients with respect to deep-circumflex iliac artery (DCIA) and fibula flaps were analyzed using subjective and objective parameters...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005769/aberrant-lower-extremity-arterial-anatomy-in-microvascular-free-fibula-flap-candidates-management-algorithm-and-case-presentations
#20
Alyssa R Golas, Jamie P Levine, Justin Ream, Eduardo D Rodriguez
An accurate and comprehensive understanding of lower extremity arterial anatomy is essential for the successful harvest and transfer of a free fibula osteoseptocutaneous flap (FFF). Minimum preoperative evaluation includes detailed history and physical including lower extremity pulse examination. Controversy exists regarding whether preoperative angiographic imaging should be performed for all patients. Elevation of an FFF necessitates division of the peroneal artery in the proximal lower leg and eradicates its downstream flow...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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