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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141257/phalloplasty-in-female-to-male-transsexuals-by-gottlieb-and-levine-s-free-radial-forearm-flap-technique-a-long-term-single-center-experience-over-more-than-two-decades
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Anna E Wirthmann, Pawel Majenka, Melanie C Kaufmann, Sascha V Wellenbrock, Lara Kasper, Susanne Hüttinger, Gabriel Djedovic, Ahmet Bozkurt, Michael Sohn, Ulrich M Rieger
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November 15, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128275/a-longitudinal-study-of-motivations-before-and-psychosexual-outcomes-after-genital-gender-confirming-surgery-in-transmen
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Tim C van de Grift, Garry L S Pigot, Siham Boudhan, Lian Elfering, Baudewijntje P C Kreukels, Luk A C L Gijs, Marlon E Buncamper, Müjde Özer, Wouter van der Sluis, Eric J H Meuleman, Mark-Bram Bouman, Margriet G Mullender
BACKGROUND: Genital dissatisfaction is an important reason for transmen to undergo genital gender-confirming surgery (GCS; phalloplasty or metoidioplasty). However, little is known about motives for choosing specific techniques, how transmen benefit postoperatively, and whether psychosexual outcomes improve. AIM: To evaluate motivations for and psychosexual outcomes after GCS. METHODS: A longitudinal study of 21 transmen at least 1 year after GCS was conducted...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124365/change-in-reimbursement-and-costs-in-german-oncological-head-and-neck-surgery-over-the-last-decade-ablative-tongue-cancer-surgery-and-reconstruction-with-split-thickness-skin-graft-vs-microvascular-radial-forearm-flap
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Sebastian Hoefert, Oliver Lotter
OBJECTIVES: Defects after ablative tongue cancer surgery can be reconstructed by split-thickness skin grafts or free microvascular flaps. The different surgical options may influence costs, reimbursement, and therefore possible profits. Our goal was to analyze the development of these parameters for different procedures in head and neck reconstruction in Germany over the last decade. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After tumor resection and neck dissection of tongue cancer, three different scenarios were chosen to calculate costs, reimbursement, length of stay (LoS), and profits...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117823/feasibility-and-advantages-of-full-thickness-skin-graft-from-the-anterolateral-thigh
#4
Seung-Han Shin, Chulkyu Kim, Yong-Suk Lee, Jin-Woo Kang, Yang-Guk Chung
BACKGROUND: Full thickness skin graft (FTSG) gives better outcomes than split thickness skin graft (STSG), but it has the drawback of limited donor sites. Anterolateral thigh (ALT), a popular donor site of STSG, is also a popular donor site of perforator flaps. This area has the advantage of large flap size available with primary closure. Based on this we harvested FTSG instead of STSG from the ALT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 10 cases of FTSG from the ALT, with the recipient site of foot in 3, ankle in 2, lower leg in 2, forearm in 2, and wrist in 1 patient...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115657/wrapping-degloved-fingers-with-a-distal-based-radial-forearm-perforator-flap-a-repair-method-for-multiple-digital-degloving-injury
#5
Yusuf Kenan Çoban, Özcan Öcük, Kaan Bekircan
Degloving hand injuries present challenging situations to hand surgeons as they present with difficulties in reconstructive microsurgery, particularly in multiple digital injuries. Time is a limiting factor when multiple degloving finger amputations are present. Thus, we proposed a repair method for multiple degloving finger injuries that involves coverage with a distal-based reverse forearm flap of all injured fingers in a two-stage procedure. Early vigorous physical therapy after pedicle division of the flap at postoperative third week eliminates joint stiffness problems at wrist and metacarpophalangeal joints...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105820/the-radial-forearm-free-flap-as-a-vascular-bridge-for-secondary-microsurgical-head-and-neck-reconstruction-in-a-vessel-depleted-neck
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Pedro Ciudad, Mouchammed Agko, Shivprasad Date, Wei-Ling Chang, Oscar J Manrique, Tony C T Huang, Federico Lo Torto, Emilio Triganano, Hung-Chi Chen
BACKGROUND: In a vessel-depleted neck, distant recipient sites may be the only option for secondary free flap reconstruction. While interposition vein grafts and arteriovenous loops can bridge the gap between the recipient and donor pedicle, they are not without risks. In these scenarios, we examinate the reliablity of a radial forearm free flap (RFFF) as an alternative vascular conduit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of cases between March 2005 and May 2016 was performed...
November 4, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103849/the-effect-of-skin-pigmentation-on-determination-of-limb-ischemia
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Elizabeth M Polfer, Ryan M Zimmerman, Eshetu Tefera, Ryan D Katz, James P Higgins, Kenneth R Means
PURPOSE: Timely identification of tissue ischemia is critical, both in the traumatized limb and following free tissue transfer. The purpose of this study was to determine if skin pigmentation affects the ability to detect limb ischemia. METHODS: We conducted a study of healthy controls exposed to limb ischemia. The subjects were classified based on skin pigmentation using a defined skin type assessment tool, a visual color scale, and self-description of race. Participants were randomized by limb and tourniquet status; surgeons were blinded to both...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094390/reconstruction-of-a-long-defect-of-the-ulnar-artery-and-nerve-with-an-arterialized-neurovenous-free-flap-in-a-teenager-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Diogo Casal, Diogo Pais, Eduarda Mota-Silva, Giovanni Pelliccia, Inês Iria, Paula A Videira, Maria Manuel Mendes, João Goyri-O'Neill, Maria Manuel Mouzinho
There is evidence that nerve flaps are superior to nerve grafts for bridging long nerve defects. Moreover, arterialized neurovenous flaps (ANVFs) have multiple potential advantages over traditional nerve flaps in this context. This paper describes a case of reconstruction of a long defect of the ulnar artery and nerve with an arterialized neurovenous free flap and presents a literature review on this subject. A 16-year-old boy sustained a stab wound injury to the medial aspect of the distal third of his right forearm...
November 2, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090200/cranial-defect-overlying-a-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-pressure-gradient-leading-to-free-flap-deterioration
#9
Jae Doo Joo, Jin-Uk Jang, Hyonsurk Kim, Eul-Sik Yoon, Dong Hee Kang
We report a case of free flap deterioration which may have been induced by pressure gradient resulting from cranial defect overlying a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt). The patient, male and aged 78, had a VP shunt operation for progressive hydrocephalus. Afterwards, the scalp skin flap surrounding the VP shunt collapsed and showed signs of necrosis, exposing part of the shunt catheter. After covering the defect with a radial forearm free flap, the free flap site showed signs of gradual sinking while the vascularity of the flap remained unimpaired...
September 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039226/reconstruction-of-traumatic-dorsal-loss-of-the-thumb-four-different-surgical-approaches
#10
Roberto Adani, Raffaele Mugnai, Giovanna Petrella
BACKGROUND: This article outlines our methods for thumb reconstruction following dorsal skin loss injury located between the metacarpophalangeal joint (MPj) and the entire nail affecting skin, nail, tendon, and bone in different combinations but with intact sensate palmar skin. METHODS: Between 1990 and 2015, 24 patients were treated for dorsal thumb defects using 4 different surgical techniques. Five cases of dorsal compound traumatic loss were reconstructed by custom-made dorsal great toe transfer...
October 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032878/the-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-flap-in-pharyngo-esophageal-reconstruction
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M K De Frémicourt, S Temam, F Janot, F Kolb, Q Qassemyar
Today's customary techniques for pharyngo-esophageal reconstruction are jejunum and radial forearm free flaps. In this type of reconstruction, the jejunum flap is considered as the reference, but when its harvesting is not possible, the radial forearm flap is used. Since perforator flaps have begun to be developed, the anterolateral thigh flap (ATF) has become increasingly prominent in pharyngo-esophageal reconstruction. The aim of our study was to describe the use of the anterolateral perforator flap in pharyngo-esophageal reconstruction (indications, harvesting method, flap design) and to discuss its advantages and drawbacks as regards oral feeding and esophageal speech...
October 9, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032418/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-squamous-cell-carcinomas-of-the-posterior-pharyngeal-wall
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B Lallemant, S Moriniere, P Ceruse, M Lebalch, K Aubry, S Hans, G Dolivet, O Malard, Q Bonduelle, S Vergez
Posterior pharyngeal wall squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are rare and have an associated poor prognosis. Progress in transoral resection techniques, in particular, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), have renewed the role of surgery in their treatment. This article presents the oncological and functional results obtained by the French Group of Head and Neck Robotic Surgery for TORS for posterior pharyngeal wall SCC-curative surgery. This retrospective, multicentre study presents data collected between September 2009 and November 2013 for patients treated with TORS for posterior pharyngeal wall SCCs...
December 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029987/multiple-extensor-tendons-reconstruction-with-hamstring-tendon-grafts-and-flap-coverage-for-severe-dorsal-hand-injuries
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M Ozbaydar, O Orman, O Ozel, E Altan
Treatment of patients with traumatic loss of skin and multiple extensor tendons on the dorsum of the hand is a challenge. The aim of this study was to assess the outcome after reconstruction of soft tissues and multiple extensor tendons in patients who suffered traumatic loss of skin and multiple extensor tendons. Ten patients were enrolled in the study. These patients underwent single-stage reconstruction with autogenous hamstring tendon grafts for multiple extensor tendon defects and fasciocutaneous flaps for coverage of dorsal hand defects...
October 10, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021728/olympic-torch-flap-one-stop-option-for-simultaneous-brow-upper-and-lower-lid-reconstruction-in-post-burn-patients
#14
M Vathulya, D Chattopadhyay, K Koyama
Facial units reconstruction in a post burn patient poses tough challenges. Simultaneous brow and lid reconstruction is one of them. This article presents a 45-year-old epileptic male with burn of complete face. The task of reconstructing the brow, upper and lower lids was successfully accomplished using a modification of the Guyuron postauricular fasciocutaneous flap, after initial grafting and radial forearm flap reconstruction of forehead and other parts of the face. The article gives a single-stop solution for simultaneous reconstruction of brow and lids using a random pattern extension of the traditional postauricular flap, thus proving the excellent vascularity and hence durability of the flap in spite of a 180 degrees change in the orientation of the flap with respect to the axis...
June 30, 2017: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016574/microvascular-free-flaps-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-reconstruction-following-cancer-ablation
#15
Santosh Kumar Yadav, Suraksha Shrestha
Microsurgical free flaps have become the first choice for reconstruction of oral and maxillofacial (OMF) defects after tumor resection. Till recently the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap (PMMC) was considered to be the benchmark for OMF reconstruction. This philosophy is changing fast with rapid advancement in reconstructive microsurgery. Years of innovation in reconstructive microsurgery has given us a reasonably good number of excellent flaps. Tremendous work has been put into producing some exceptionally brilliant research articles, sometimes contradicting each other...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981156/reconstruction-of-a-near-total-ear-amputation-with-a-neurosensorial-radial-forearm-free-flap-prelaminated-with-porous-polyethylene-implant-and-delay-procedure
#16
Ricardo Horta, Rita Valença-Filipe, Jorge Carvalho, Ricardo Nascimento, Alvaro Silva, Jose Amarante
When an auricular defect is caused by high-energy trauma that causes damage to the surrounding tissues, the patient may be not a candidate for reconstruction with local flaps and free tissue transfer may be necessary. Here we present a case of total auricular reconstruction in a 27 year-old man who had total loss of the left ear and traumatized temporal skin and fascia. A radial forearm flap prelaminated by a porous polyethylene implant was employed. A "printed" ear made of silicone, based on the patient's CT-scan of the contralateral ear, was used for intraoperative molding of the future reconstruction...
October 5, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969965/axial-four-dimensional-computed-tomographic-images-to-analyze-crosswise-differences-in-protrusive-condylar-movement-in-patients-who-underwent-mandibulectomy-and-free-flap-reconstruction
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Masaya Akashi, Toshinori Sekitani, Yumi Ohtsuki, Yasumasa Kakei, Junya Kusumoto, Takumi Hasegawa, Michinori Maeda, Noriyuki Negi, Kazunobu Hashikawa, Yasuyuki Shibuya, Satoru Takahashi, Takahide Komori
OBJECTIVE: Few studies evaluate condylar movement following mandibular reconstruction. The main objective of this study was to show that axial four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) could visualize bilateral protrusive condylar movement directly. We used axial 4DCT images to assess condylar protrusion in patients who underwent mandibular reconstruction. METHODS: We enrolled seven healthy volunteers (median age 30 years, range 27-38 years) and seven patients (median age 65 years, range 52-80 years), who underwent mandibulectomy (segmental in five, hemi in one, marginal in one) and free flap reconstruction (using the fibula in six and the radial forearm in one)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943212/modification-of-fasciocutaneous-radial-forearm-free-flap-to-achieve-two-layer-closure-during-reconstruction-of-circumferential-hypopharyngeal-defects
#18
M Abu-Serriah, S Loughran
Circumferential defects of the hypopharynx are a reconstructive challenge. Various local, regional and free flaps have been described with each having advantages and disadvantages in terms of functional outcomes. The fasciocutaneous radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is one of the most common free flaps used for reconstructing circumferential hypopharyngeal defects. The skin paddle is pliable and reasonably matches the native hypopharyngeal wall. It is easy to raise, has predictable vascular anatomy and a long pedicle...
September 21, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943022/patient-reported-quality-of-life-outcomes-following-treatment-for-oral-cancer
#19
J Breeze, A Rennie, D Dawson, J Tipper, K-U Rehman, N Grew, N Pigadas
Patient-reported quality of life (QoL) outcomes have the potential to assist clinicians in providing individually tailored treatment decisions. QoL assessments were collected prospectively for 168 consecutive patients treated for oral cancer between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2014 using the University of Washington Quality of Life Questionnaire. Patients were followed up for 18 months post-treatment. Sub-group analyses were performed using paired t-tests and analysis of variance (ANOVA) to compare the effects of adjunctive chemoradiotherapy, type of bone resection, and methods of soft and hard tissue flap reconstruction...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930925/conical-modification-of-forearm-free-flaps-for-single-stage-reconstruction-after-total-orbital-exenteration
#20
Chad A Purnell, Elbert E Vaca, Marco F Ellis
BACKGROUND: Orbital exenteration is a significant reconstructive challenge for plastic surgeons. Options described for these defects range from healing by secondary intention to free tissue transfer. The authors present our preferred reconstruction of orbital defects with free forearm-based flaps, which provides quality soft tissue and orbital contouring in 1 stage to consistently allow placement of bone-anchored implants for eventual orbital prosthesis. METHODS: This conical shape of the orbit is deconstructed into a "Pac-Man" type shaped flap that leaves adequate depth for a prosthesis...
November 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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