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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/28536044/free-tissue-transfer-for-necrotizing-fasciitis-reconstruction-a-case-series
#2
Justin Peter Gawaziuk, Tianyi Liu, Leif Sigurdson, Edward Buchel, Thomas Edward Jo Hayakawa, Sarah Shiga, Sarvesh Logsetty
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening infection requiring extensive debridement that may necessitate amputation. Free tissue transfer (FTT) is an option for reconstruction in difficult cases. Currently, only case reports have described FTT in the setting of NF, and comprehensive evidence on flap outcomes is lacking. The present study characterizes outcomes in patients with FTT following NF. METHODS: All patients admitted with NF between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2011 to our level 1 burns/trauma referral center were retrospectively reviewed...
May 20, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522300/primary-reconstructive-method-for-tracheal-defect-from-invasion-by-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
#3
Atsumori Hamahata, Takeshi Beppu, Takashi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Sakurai
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma is not highly malignant, and thus surgical resection is the most common treatment even if the carcinoma has invaded the trachea. Although some cases exist in which the carcinoma invades the trachea, using the tracheal window resection method allows complete resection of the carcinoma. Yet these patients must often control a large tracheocutaneous wound until reconstructive surgery is performed because such surgery occurs secondarily. Our hospital admitted three patients for which tracheally invasive, differentiated thyroid carcinoma was surgically resected...
May 15, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514018/salvage-of-postcranioplasty-implant-exposure-using-free-tissue-transfer
#4
Pang-Yun Chou, Cheng-Hung Lin, Chung-Chen Hsu, Wei-Hsun Yang, Alex A Kane, Chih-Hung Lin
BACKGROUND: Refractory implant exposure is frustrating after cranioplasty. The purpose of this study was for the authors to present their experience with free tissue transfer for salvage of postcranioplasty implant exposure. METHODS: A retrospective medical chart review was conducted on all free tissue transfers performed for exposed implant coverage after cranioplasty between January 2004 and February 2016. RESULTS: Twelve free flaps were performed in 11 patients who underwent postcranioplasty with implant exposure, and whose attempted implant coverage using locoregional flaps had failed...
May 17, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507861/absence-of-ulnar-artery-inflow-detected-by-allen-s-test-prior-to-radial-forearm-free-flap
#5
Benjamin A Taylor, Faisal Alzahrani, Eric Levi, S Mark Taylor, Matthew H Rigby, Jonathan Trites, Robert D Hart
Radial forearm free flaps are commonly used for soft-tissue reconstruction after resection of head and neck cancer. It is perfused by the radial artery, leaving the ulnar artery for perfusion of the hand and digits. The absence of distal ulnar artery and associated superficial palmar arch, however, has not been reported in cadaveric dissection. We report a case of unilateral ulnar artery flow absence, detected by Allen's test, during preoperative preparation for a radial forearm free flap. Based on the simplicity, safety, and ease, we recommend Allen's test to be performed preoperatively on every patient for whom such a flap is a consideration...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507856/reverse-radial-forearm-flap
#6
Zeshaan N Maan, Anais Legrand, Chao Long, James C Chang
Supplemental Digital Content is available in the text.
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493236/donor-site-outcomes-for-the-osteocutaneous-radial-forearm-free-flap
#7
Ellen S Satteson, Adam C Satteson, Joshua D Waltonen, Zhongyu Li, Ethan R Wiesler, Peter J Apel, Benjamin R Graves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474080/-assessment-of-life-quality-of-for-patients-after-tongue-reconstruction-with-radial-forearm-free-flap-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-flap-or-submental-island-flap
#8
Yang Zhao, Jing-Zhou Xiang, Fa-Yu Liu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate operation-related factors and quality of life (QOL) for patients after tongue reconstruction with radial forearm free flap (RFFF), anterolateral thigh perforator flap (ALT) or submental island flap (SIF). METHODS: Totally 59 patients, diagnosed as tongue carcinoma, received glossectomy and simultaneous reconstruction with free flaps including RFFF, ALT or SIF in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital of Stomatology, China Medical University from October 2004 to October 2014...
February 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468221/the-rapid-development-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-on-the-nasal-dorsum-of-a-patient-receiving-immunosuppressive-therapy
#9
Daiki Senda, Erika Ando, Doruk Orgun, Masatoshi Horiguchi, Atsushi Arakawa, Akiko Matsuda, Hiroshi Mizuno, Ayato Hayashi
The risk of cancer is significantly increased in patients undergoing renal transplant surgery than in the general population. In particular, skin cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in these patients.A 34-year-old man underwent living renal transplantation for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. After 18 months, he developed a lesion on the nasal dorsum, approximately 1 cm in size, and the lesion rapidly expanded to cover the entire dorsum.Owing to its rapid expansion, the lesion was suspected to be a malignant tumor and wide excision was planned...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468195/clinical-application-of-a-pedicled-forearm-flap-in-the-reconstruction-after-oral-cancer-resection
#10
Xiaoqiang Zhao, Youmei Zhang, Shuai Fu, Changbin Zhang, Ming Li, Yong Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical application of a pedicled forearm flap in the reconstruction of soft tissue defects after oral cancer resection. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 31 patients with oral cancer in the Affiliated Stomatology Hospital of Kunming Medical University. The patients underwent repair of soft tissue defects, resulting from oral cancer resection, using a pedicled forearm flap. Patients were followed up for 3 months to 3 years to observe the survival rate of the pedicled forearm flap and the recovery of the patient's appearance and oral function...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468144/microvascular-tissue-transfers-for-midfacial-and-anterior-cranial-base-reconstruction
#11
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...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465039/use-of-couplers-for-vascular-anastomoses-in-601-free-flaps-for-reconstruction-of-defects-of-the-head-and-neck-technique-and-two-year-retrospective-clinical-study
#12
A Assoumane, L Wang, K Liu, Z-J Shang
We describe our experience with the use of 854 couplers for venous or arterial anastomoses, or both, in 601 free flaps for reconstruction of defects of the head and neck. We reviewed 601 patients who had had free flaps (with the microvascular anastomoses being made with couplers in 519) between July 2013 and December 2015. Personal details, and clinical data including the site of the defect, the tumour excised, the types of flaps, the size of the couplers, the method of anastomosis (venous or arterial) in which the coupler was used, and postoperative complications were recorded...
April 29, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456428/-phalloplasty-microsurgical-options-and-management-algorithm
#13
F Boucher, S Brosset, A A Mojallal, F Braye, J Chateau, N Morel Journel
The free radial forearm flap is considered as the gold standard in penile reconstruction for good functional and aesthetic results. The scar on donor site could be considered as pathognomonic of their situation by transsexual patients. The development of microsurgical flaps provides new therapeutic options. This options are discussed and a therapeutic algorithm is presented. The main techniques used are the pedicled anterolateral thigh perforator flap and free muscle sparing latissimus dorsi flap. Principal criteria are listed, the choice of patient and the local anatomical conditions are the most important...
April 26, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449824/primary-mucosal-melanoma-of-the-palatine-tonsil-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Marcela Osorio, Sami P Moubayed, Juan Hernandez-Prera, John C Scott, Mark L Urken
BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanoma of the palatine tonsil is extremely rare. Due to its poor prognosis, primary tonsillar melanoma requires prompt recognition and treatment. METHODS: A 62-year-old female presented with a deeply pigmented and exophytic lesion in the left tonsillar fossa. The patient underwent a partial pharyngectomy through a midline labio-mandibulotomy approach along with a left level I-V neck dissection. Reconstruction with a left radial forearm free flap and a pharyngeal constrictor advancement pharyngoplasty was performed...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449475/a-non-randomized-retrospective-observational-study-on-the-subcutaneous-esophageal-reconstruction-after-esophagectomy-is-it-feasible-in-high-risk-patients
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Jae Ho Chung, Sung Ho Lee, Eunjue Yi, Jae Seung Jung, Jung Wook Han, Tae Sik Kim, Ho Sung Son, Kwang Taik Kim
BACKGROUND: Esophageal reconstruction after esophagectomy is a complex procedure with high morbidity and mortality. Anastomotic leakage is more severe and frequent in patients with preoperative comorbidities and may present with septic conditions. Considering the possibility of an easier management of such cases, we evaluated the safety and feasibility of subcutaneous esophageal reconstruction in patients with high operative risks. METHODS: We performed a non-randomized retrospective observational study on the 75 (subcutaneous: 21, intrathoracic: 54) esophageal cancer patients who underwent esophageal reconstruction either through subcutaneous or intrathoracic route between January 2003 and February 2015...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430347/hypopharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-laryngeal-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-colliding-in-the-aryepiglottic-fold-a-case-report
#16
Roberta Marangoni, Simone Mauramati, Giulia Bertino, Antonio Occhini, Marco Benazzo, Patrizia Morbini
PURPOSE: A collision tumor consists of 2 different histologically distinct and topographically independent tumors merging in the same mass. In the head and neck region they are rare, with only 4 cases reported in the larynx. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old heavy smoker complained of a left submandibular lesion in October 2014. The lesion was excised and showed a poorly differentiated carcinoma, suggestive for adenocarcinoma. After a positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan showed increased metabolic activity in the left laterocervical region and right vocal cord, the patient underwent endoscopic biopsy of the lesion of the left piriform sinus, which was positive for moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
April 14, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370156/sensory-recovery-of-non-innervated-free-flaps-and-nasolabial-island-flaps-used-for-tongue-reconstruction-of-oncological-defects
#17
Ling Zhu, Jinglu Zhang, Xiaomeng Song, Wei Hou, Song Wu, Wenjing Chen, Peter Svensson, Kelun Wang
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess sensory recovery and impact on life quality after tongue reconstruction of oncological defects using different flap types. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two patients who underwent tongue reconstruction for oncological defects 9.3 months after surgery with non-innervated radial forearm free flaps (RFFFs) (N=16), non-innervated anterolateral thigh free flaps (ALTFFs) (N=8) and nasolabial island flaps (NLIFs) (N=8), and 20 age- and gender-matched healthy controls participated in the study...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358906/methodological-concerns-with-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-in-clinical-evaluation-of-microcirculation
#18
Johan Zötterman, Robin Mirdell, Sandra Horsten, Simon Farnebo, Erik Tesselaar
BACKGROUND: Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging (LSCI) is a non-invasive and fast technique for measuring microvascular blood flow that recently has found clinical use for burn assessment and evaluation of flaps. Tissue motion caused by for example breathing or patient movements may however affect the measurements in these clinical applications, as may distance between the camera and the skin and tissue curvature. Therefore, the aims of this study were to investigate the effect of frame rate, number of frames/image, movement of the tissue, measuring distance and tissue curvature on the measured perfusion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356694/naso-orbital-fistula-and-socket-reconstruction-with-radial-artery-forearm-flap-following-orbital-mucormycosis
#19
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/28344538/surgical-excision-of-mycosis-fungoides-using-thumb-sparing-reconstruction
#20
Giancarlo McEvenue, Ashley Kim, Paul Binhammer
Background: The differential for soft tissue tumors of the hand and upper limb is broad. Hematologic malignancy remains quite low on the differential for soft tissue tumors involving the hand, and there is little in the literature describing surgical management of such cutaneous manifestations. When the tumor is large or involves the thumb, careful consideration of reconstructive options is required. Methods: We present a rare case of an aggressively enlarging mycosis fungoides, a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma tumor, involving the thumb...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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