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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072992/-comparison-of-free-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-flaps-versus-free-forearm-flap-for-reconstruction-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-glossectomy
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N Gao, K Fu, W H Lou
Objective: To evaluate the quality of life (QOL) in elderly patients with tongue cancer who underwent immediate free flap reconstruction surgery. In addition, the efficacy of the anterolateral thigh perforator free flap (ALTFF) and the radial free forearm flap (RFFF) for reconstruction was compared in patients with glossectomy. Methods: Ninty-eight patients undergoing complete or partial glossectomy and reconstruction with free flaps were grouped according to flap type. Oral functions were assessed using The University of Washington Quality of Life (UW-QOL), and the 14-item Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaires (OHIP-14) at 6 and 12 months after reconstructive surgery...
January 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062432/epirubicin-extravasation-consequences-of-delayed-management
#2
Olivia Hale, Peter George Deutsch, Anindya Lahiri
Epirubicin is an anthracycline chemotherapy agent used for treatment of several cancers including oesophageal, breast and gastric. Extravasation is a well-recognised and serious complication of any intravenous therapies but especially chemotherapeutic agents. Signs of the injury can be subtle and without prompt recognition and treatment there can be extensive tissue damage and depending on location of injury this can result in significant functional loss. In this article, a case of delayed management of epirubicin extravasation from a cannula situated at the dorsum of the hand is discussed...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062176/characteristics-and-surgical-management-of-flap-compromise-caused-by-thrombosis-of-the-internal-jugular-vein
#3
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/28061548/suprafascial-harvest-of-the-radial-forearm-free-flap-decreases-the-risk-of-postoperative-tendon-exposure
#4
David C Shonka, Nikita V Kohli, Benjamin M Milam, Mark J Jameson
OBJECTIVE: To determine if suprafascial harvest of the radial forearm free flap improves postoperative donor site outcomes compared to subfascial harvest. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS: Forty-six patients underwent reconstruction of a head and neck defect with a radial forearm free flap (RFFF). Subfascial harvest of the RFFF was performed in 25 (53%) patients and suprafascial harvest performed in 22 (47%) patients. All donor sites were covered with a split thickness skin graft and a bolster that remained in place for 6 days...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052425/soft-palate-reconstruction-using-a-combination-of-a-turn-in-flap-and-a-radial-forearm-flap
#5
Sami P Moubayed, Marcela Osorio, Daniel Buchbinder, Cathy Lazarus, Mark L Urken
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041765/-the-thin-alt-perforator-flap-for-oropharyngeal-robotic-assisted-reconstruction
#6
Q Qassemyar, P Aguilar, S Temam, F Kolb, P Gorphe
Since a few years, the transoral robotic surgery reduced the morbidity of oropharyngeal tumors excision. Large posterior tumors can now be removed without any scar visible on the face. In this context and to respect the thinness required for reconstructions at the junction of the upper aerodigestive tract, the free radial forearm flap still remains the solution of choice. However, if the transoral robotic surgery respects the anatomy and the aesthetics of patients at the visible and social area that represents the face, the forearm flap provides visible scars on the other region of social interaction that represents the upper limb...
December 29, 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999462/radial-artery-forearm-flap-anomaly-a-rare-anomaly-and-the-importance-of-the-proximal-exploratory-incision
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Aniketh Venkataram, Sunderraj Ellur, Deepak Muninarayana, Vijay Joseph
During a free radial forearm flap harvest, we encountered a variant anatomy of the arterial system. The brachial artery was found to travel with the median nerve and bifurcate 10 cm below the antecubital fossa, under cover of the pronator teres. The radial artery then emerged from the pronator and continued on its usual path. This anomaly has been reported only once thus far. We report this case to highlight our practice of always starting with a proximal exploratory incision to identify the anatomy before raising the flap, which is what enabled us to adapt to this variation with a satisfactory outcome...
December 2016: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983899/-the-use-of-microvascular-free-flaps-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction-performed-by-the-otorhinolaryngologists-a-series-of-65-flaps
#8
Bora Başaran, Selin Ünsaler, İsmet Aslan
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the success rate of surgery and postoperative morbidity in patients who underwent major head and neck surgery with reconstruction by microvascular free flaps performed by otolaryngologists. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 63 patients (31 males, 32 females; mean age 47.9±12.5 years; range 20-71 years) operated in our clinic between September 2012 - August 2016. The indications of reconstruction by free flap, success rates, need for revision and re-exploration, reasons of flap failure, morbidity and mortality were evaluated...
November 2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975017/endoscopic-adipofascial-radial-forearm-flap-reconstruction-of-a-clival-defect
#9
Trevor G Hackman
Skull base surgical defects present unique challenges to anatomic and functional reconstruction. Fortunately, many endonasal skull base defects are successfully managed with a variety of local and regional reconstructive techniques. However, when prior surgery or radiotherapy eliminates the use of these local and regional reconstructive options, more elaborate free tissue transfer techniques are required. Managing endoscopic skull base defects of the anterior cranial fossa and clivus is further complicated by the limited access afforded for flap inset...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919594/clinical-audit-and-national-survey-on-the-assessment-of-collateral-circulation-before-radial-forearm-free-flap-harvest
#10
Anwer Abdullakutty, Mandeep S Bajwa, Sonum Patel, Jacob D'Souza
Controversy exists regarding the use of Duplex Ultrasound (DUS) in addition to the Modified Allen's Test (MAT) for the assessment of collateral circulation prior to elevation of the Radial Forearm Free Flap (RFFF). A survey amongst members of BAOMS Head & Neck Oncology Subspecialty Interest Group and a completed local audit was undertaken to assess the need for DUS. Data for the initial audit was collected retrospectively between 2010 and 2013. Both MAT and DUS was performed routinely during this period. The results of the survey and initial audit led to a change in practice and DUS was no longer requested...
January 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914910/transoral-transcervical-oropharyngectomy-without-mandibulotomy-associated-to-fasciocutaneous-radial-forearm-free-flap-reconstruction-for-oropharyngeal-cancer-postoperative-course-oncologic-and-functional-results-and-prognostic-factors
#11
M Roux, O Dassonville, M Ettaiche, G Poissonnet, A Sudaka, A Bozec
OBJECTIVE: To analyze postoperative course, oncologic and functional results and prognostic factors of transoral-transcervical oropharyngeal cancer surgery without mandibulotomy, associated to radial forearm free-flap reconstruction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of computerized medical records of all patients who underwent this type of surgery in our institution between 2004 and 2014. Predictive factors of oncologic and functional results were investigated on univariate and multivariate analyses...
November 30, 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908574/reconstruction-of-a-post-traumatic-maxillary-ridge-using-a-radial-forearm-free-flap-and-immediate-tissue-engineering-bone-morphogenetic-protein-bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-and-cortical-cancellous-bone-case-report
#12
James C Melville, Ramzey Tursun, J Marshall Green, Robert E Marx
The purpose of this article is to describe reconstruction of the maxillary alveolar ridge by use of a microvascular free flap combined with an immediate tissue-engineered bone graft. This novel surgical technique involved the use of a radial forearm free flap and immediate allogeneic avascular bone graft augmented with bone morphogenetic protein and bone marrow aspirate concentrate. A poly-d,l-lactic acid mesh was used a containment unit for the bone graft. The patient was successfully treated with a viable radial forearm free flap for soft tissue and regeneration of bone with adequate height and width, which allowed the placement of 3 dental implants with excellent arch coordination...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904649/fasciocutaneous-flap-reinforcement-of-ventral-onlay-buccal-mucosa-grafts-enables-neophallus-revision-urethroplasty
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Stelios C Wilson, John T Stranix, Kiranpreet Khurana, Shane D Morrison, Jamie P Levine, Lee C Zhao
BACKGROUND: Urethral strictures or fistulas are common complications after phalloplasty. Neourethral defects pose a difficult reconstructive challenge using standard techniques as there is generally insufficient ventral tissue to support a graft urethroplasty. We report our experience with local fasciocutaneous flaps for support of ventrally-placed buccal mucosal grafts (BMGs) in phalloplasty. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who underwent phalloplasty and subsequently required revision urethroplasty using BMGs between 2011 and 2015 was completed...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896147/early-debridement-and-delayed-primary-vascularized-cover-in-forearm-electrical-burns-a-prospective-study
#14
Aniruddh Mene, Gautam Biswas, Atul Parashar, Anish Bhattacharya
AIM: To look into the management options of early debridement of the wound, followed by vascularized cover to bring in fresh blood supply to remaining tissue in electrical burns. METHODS: A total of 16 consecutive patients sustaining full thickness forearm burns over a period of one year were included in the study group. Debridement was undertaken within 48 h in 13 patients. Three patients were taken for debridement after 48 h. Debridement was repeated within 2-4 d after daily wound assessment and need for further debridement...
November 4, 2016: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894573/pre-expanded-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-flap-for-phalloplasty
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Salvatore D'Arpa, Britt Colebunders, Filip Stillaert, Stan Monstrey
The anterolateral thigh (ALT) perforator flap for phalloplasty is gaining popularity because it avoids the well-known scars of the radial forearm flap. However, scars are not eliminated, just moved to a different location, the thigh, that can for some patients be of great sexual value. Preexpansion of the ALT flap allows primary donor site closure, thus avoiding not only the unsightly appearance of a skin grafted ALT donor site, but also the skin graft donor site scar. Preoperative perforator location by means of computed tomography angiography allows safe expander placement through 2 small remote incisions...
January 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893637/timing-of-presentation-of-pediatric-compartment-syndrome-and-its-microsurgical-implication-a-retrospective-review
#16
Natalia I Ziolkowski, Leanne Zive, Emily Ho, Ronald Zuker
BACKGROUND: Forearm compartment syndrome in the pediatric population can lead to severe functional disability. Although it is known that earlier presentation with decompression leads to better outcomes, it is not known when presentation post-injury leads to significant loss of function requiring microsurgical intervention. AIM: To describe the rate of microsurgical reconstruction after forearm compartment syndrome in pediatric patients as related to timing of presentation...
November 21, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889116/total-phallic-reconstruction-using-radial-forearm-free-flap-after-iatrogenic-penile-amputation
#17
J C Angulo, I Arance, C Gómez-Llorens, C Esquinas, C Gómez-Martín, J L Fernández-Cañamaque
INTRODUCTION: The iatrogenic loss of the penis is a rare situation. We present a challenging case of deferred total penile reconstruction in a genetic male. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A 57-year-old man with the loss of the penis due to a penile abscess and necrosis secondary to penile curvature surgery. The reconstruction was performed over several operations using a radial forearm free flap (RFFF) and placement of a customised inflatable prosthesis a year later. RESULTS: During the first operation, the penile abscess was drained, the necrotic residues were debrided and placement of hypogastric drainage...
November 23, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862538/free-thyroid-transfer-short-term-results-of-a-novel-procedure-to-prevent-post-radiation-hypothyroidism
#18
Jeffrey Harris, Brittany Barber, Hani Almarzouki, Rufus Scrimger, Jacques Romney, Daniel O'Connell, Mark Urken, Hadi Seikaly
BACKGROUND: The incidence of radiation-induced hypothyroidism (RIH) in patients with head and neck cancer is >50%. The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term efficacy of free thyroid transfer (FTT) for prevention of RIH in patients with head and neck cancer. METHODS: Hemithyroid dissection was completed in 10 patients with advanced head and neck cancer undergoing ablation, radial forearm free flap (RFFF) reconstruction, and postoperative radiotherapy (RT)...
November 15, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833292/superficial-upper-limb-vasculature-and-its-surgical-implications
#19
Richa Gupta, Anjali Aggarwal, Tulika Gupta, Harjeet Kaur, Sunil Gaba, Daisy Sahni
Any kind of anatomical variation whether encountered during cadaveric dissections or routine clinical or surgical procedures needs to be reported and taken into account. This can be quite helpful in planning surgeries accordingly and avoid disastrous complications. During routine cadaveric dissection, authors found a superficial course of arteries of the arm as well as the forearm, unilaterally in one cadaver. In this case, there were two brachial arteries - superficial and deep. Superficial brachial artery terminated into superficial radial and superficial ulnar artery...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832006/reconstruction-outcomes-following-lateral-skull-base-resection
#20
Nicholas J Thompson, Joseph P Roche, Nathan M Schularick, Kristi E Chang, Marlan R Hansen
OBJECTIVE: Compare reconstruction outcomes for various lateral skull base closure techniques. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective medical records review. SETTING: University-based tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Patients who underwent resections of tumors involving the lateral skull base requiring reconstruction beyond primary closure. INTERVENTION(S): Reconstructive techniques, from rotational flaps to free tissue transfer...
November 9, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
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