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Adrian S H Ooi, Daniel R Butz, Zhen Gooi, David W Chang
Reconstruction of pharyngolaryngoesophageal defects following salvage surgery in patients with a history of chemoradiation is a challenging problem with a high incidence of pharyngocutaneous fistula. The authors describe three cases of successful reconstruction of partial pharyngolaryngoesophageal defects using a modified radial forearm free flap with additional dermal reinforcement and review the literature for innovations in the use of radial forearm free flap for reconstruction of these difficult cases. Modification of the radial forearm free flap makes it a versatile, reliable flap that has become the "go-to" flap for partial pharyngolaryngoesophageal reconstruction...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Surbhi Wadhwa, Vandana Tomar
Radial artery is an important consistent vessel of the upper limb. It is a useful vascular access site for coronary procedures and its reliable anatomy has resulted in an elevation of radial forearm flaps for reconstructive surgeries of head and neck. Technical failures, in both the procedures, are mainly due to anatomical variations, such as radial loops, ectopic radial arteries or tortuosity in the vessel. We present a rare and a unique anomalous medial branch of the radial artery spiraling around the flexor carpi radialis muscle in the forearm with a high rising superficial palmar branch of radial artery...
2016: Acta Medica (Hradec Králové)
Andreas M Fichter, Lucas M Ritschl, Andrea Rau, Claudia Schwarzer, Achim von Bomhard, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Thomas Mücke
The warm ischaemia time of microvascular free flaps is limited. Incalculable events, such as lack of adequate recipient vessels or intraoperative medical emergencies, can lead to prolonged ischaemia and potentially to flap loss. In this study, critically perfused ischaemic or congested flaps were temporarily perfused with an extracorporeal perfusion system until anastomosis could be commenced. Temporary extracorporeal perfusion was performed in 8 radial forearm flaps for 147 ± 52 (range 77-237) minutes. Flap perfusion was assessed using Indocyanine Green fluorescence angiography and combined laser Doppler flowmetry and remission spectroscopy...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Alastair Henry, James A McCaul
INTRODUCTION: Complex hard and soft tissue defects produced as a result of ablative resection of head and neck malignancy can represent a reconstructive challenge, especially when patients are medically compromised. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of 72-year-old women presenting with an oral squamous cell carcinoma of the right floor of mouth invading the right mandible. Surgical management of the disease required ablative surgery with complex free tissue transfer reconstruction to provide restoration of form and function...
October 12, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Jordan J Allensworth, Scott H Troob, Tyler S Weaver, Javier D Gonzalez, Daniel Petrisor, Mark K Wax
OBJECTIVE: Acute invasive fungal sinusitis (AIFS) is a frequently fatal infection for which extensive and debilitating surgical debridement is a mainstay of therapy. Resulting defects are often composite in nature, mandating free tissue-transfer reconstruction. Outcomes data for free flap reconstruction are limited. The purpose of this study was to examine surgical outcomes and survival in patients undergoing free flap transfer following invasive fungal sinusitis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series...
October 12, 2016: Laryngoscope
Yair Shachar, Allan Billig, Katya Chapchay, Jhonatan Elia, Neta Adler, Alexander Margulis
BACKGROUND: Large congenital melanocytic nevi entail significant medical and cosmetic ramifications for patients and families. Reconstruction is a challenging endeavor, especially when the lesion is present on the limbs. The literature describes various methods by which a plastic surgeon can address reconstruction; yet, to date, there has been no series describing a method that provides consistent results with low complication rates. In this study, we describe our surgical technique for reconstruction of the upper extremity after excision of large circumferential CNM with a pre-expanded bi-pedicled flap, namely the "sleeve" flap...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Hossein Saremi, Reza Shahryar-Kamrani, Bahareh Ghane, Alireza Yavarikia
BACKGROUND: Nonunion of distal radius fractures is disabling. Treatment is difficult and the results are not predictable. However, posterior interosseous bone flap (PIBF) has been successful in treating forearm nonunion. OBJECTIVES: To treat distal radius fracture nonunion with PIBF as a new procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective non-randomized cohort study was performed at two hospitals in Tehran between January 2011 and September 2015...
July 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Chih-Shin Lin, Yung-Song Lin, Bor-Shyh Lin, Ching-Feng Lien, Ching-Feng Liu
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a structural vascular abnormality in which the arterial vasculature connects with the venous vasculature without capillary connections. AVM confined to the nasal cavity is considerably rare. Blurred vision can be one of the associated symptoms. A combined approach of complete surgical resection with prior superselective embolization is the treatment of choice. Following resection, the reconstruction of facial defects, particularly in the nasal area, is challenging. The present study reports the rare case of a patient with an AVM in the nasal cavity, in which embolization, resection and flap reconstruction were performed...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Antonio C Costa, Leandro Viecili, Marina T C Sambuy, Marcelo R Rezende, Ivan Chakkour
Background: A widely discussed subject, albeit with few associated studies and publications, centers on whether sacrifice of the radial artery to perform the radial forearm flap (RFF) is deleterious to the patient. The objective of this study was to assess, by questionnaire, the complications reported at the donor site, particularly those related to sacrifice of the radial artery. Methods: During the 2014 Symposium of the Brazilian Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, surgeons were asked to answer a questionnaire on RFF cases and complications...
September 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Y Li, P Zhang, R Li, Y Liu, Q Kan
This study investigated the quality of life of Chinese patients with tongue cancer who had undergone immediate flap reconstruction surgery. In addition, we compared 2 groups of patients: those who had received radial forearm free flap (RFFF) surgery and others who had received pectoralis major myocutaneous flap (PMMF) surgery._Material and Methods: Patients who received RFFF or PMMF reconstruction after primary tongue cancer treated with total and subtotal tongue resection were eligible for the current study...
October 1, 2016: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
Paul Neuville, Nicolas Morel-Journel, Delphine Maucourt-Boulch, Alain Ruffion, Philippe Paparel, Jean-Etienne Terrier
INTRODUCTION: The creation of a neophallus is a complex surgery that must meet functional and esthetic requirements. It is a long and demanding surgical process whose final stage consists of the implantation of a rigid or inflatable material that can be used to reproduce an erection. Data in the literature are scarce, with only the pioneering series present, which includes the use of the first devices and techniques. AIM: To report the outcome of patients with phalloplasty after implantation of erectile implants using standardized surgical techniques and the use of recent prosthesis types with or without a vascular graft...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Satoshi Usami, Mutsumi Okazaki, Tomohisa Nitta, Noriko Uemura, Tsutomu Homma, Keiichi Akita
OBJECTIVE: Many skin flaps have been described for fingertip reconstruction; however, they have not been compared histologically. The aim of this study is to compare the histological features of common insensate flaps that are used for fingertip reconstruction. METHOD: Skin from fingertips and common flap donor sites on the hand and forearm of cadavers were harvested. This study investigated four histological characteristics, namely thickness of the epidermis and dermis; the ratio of collagen to elastic fibres (C/E ratio) in subdermal tissues, and distribution densities of Merkel cells and Meissner's corpuscles...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
J Pauchot, D Feuvrier, I Pluvy, F Floret, O Mauvais
INTRODUCTION: Reconstruction of the soft palate after oncologic resection remains a surgical challenge. Speech and swallowing problems are the consequences of velopharyngeal incompetence following soft palate resection. Free tissue transfer like radial forearm flaps can be used in larger defects for complex reconstruction. The conformation of the flap in order to be closer to the shape of the soft palate improves the functional outcome. In the same way, we describe an original "double-arched" flap design...
September 21, 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Stefan Hartwig, Christian Doll, Jan Oliver Voss, Moritz Hertel, Saskia Preissner, Jan Dirk Raguse
PURPOSE: The treatment of wound healing disturbances of the radial forearm free flap donor site after reconstructive surgery is typically long and burdensome and often requires additional surgery. Cold atmospheric plasma is a promising approach to overcome these impairments. The aim of this proof of concept study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of plasma irradiation in patients with wound healing disorders with exposed brachial tendons of the radial forearm. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Four patients (mean age 64...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Britt Colebunders, Sam Brondeel, Salvatore D'Arpa, Piet Hoebeke, Stan Monstrey
INTRODUCTION: As gender dysphoria is becoming increasingly accepted in the general population, the number of patients seeking gender reassignment surgery is increasing. Although not every patient with gender dysphoria requires surgery, medical practitioners taking care of these individuals should be aware of the different surgical options. AIM: To review current gender reassignment surgical techniques and update the clinician. METHODS: A review of the literature was performed focusing on the most recent techniques of gender reassignment surgery...
September 10, 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
Carlos Olvera-Caballero, Abel Ortiz-Dominguez
A 15-year-old patient harmed himself upon firing a shotgun that he was carrying when he slipped and fell, causing a destructive wound in the right arm with a medial entry hole and a posterolateral exit hole. The biceps, coracobrachialis, triceps, deltoids, skin cover, and humerus were injured; however, the blood vessels and major nerves of the area were surprisingly not affected. The residual skin muscle defect after debridements was 16 × 5 cm medially and posteriorly, and the bone loss was 7 cm. The wound was reconstructed during a single surgery with a free fibula flap and a pedicled flap of latissimus dorsi...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Jong Woo Choi, Yeon Hee Joo, Woo Shik Jeong, Yong Ju Jang
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant multi-systemic disease that exhibits increasing penetrance with age. Some patients present with severe life-threatening epistaxis which is intractable to all common treatment modalities. A 63-year-old female patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) presented with recurrent life-threatening epistaxis that required repeated transfusions despite multiple embolizations and septodermoplasty. Previous septodermoplasty failed due to septal perforation...
September 8, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Nanda Kishore Sahoo, Ajay P Desai, Indranil Deb Roy, Vishal Kulkarni
Breach in the palatal vault leading to an abnormal communication between oral and nasal cavity is known as oro-nasal communication. It is an uncommon presentation in day-to-day clinical practice except in some patients of cleft lip and palate.Etiology may be congenital or acquired. Alveolar and palatal cleft defects are the most common etiological factor. The acquired causes may be trauma, periapical pathology, infections, neoplasms, postsurgical complications, and radio and chemo necrosis.Clinical features like nasal regurgitation of food, defective speech, fetid odor, bad taste, and upper respiratory tract and ear infection are associated with oro-nasal communication...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Masashi Ono, Keisuke Takanari, Kazuhiro Toriyama, Shunjiro Yagi, Katsumi Ebisawa, Hisashi Sawamura, Miki Kambe, Kenta Murotani, Yuzuru Kamei
Background A successful free flap transfer is achieved, in part, by having a thorough understanding of vascular anatomy and blood flow dynamics. We previously reported that vascular resistance differs by type of free flap. To test the hypothesis that the difference reflects the proportion of tissue components within free flaps, we calculated blood flow and vascular resistance for free flaps in which we determined the volume of each tissue component. Methods Measurements and calculations were made for 40 free flap transfers performed at our hospital: 7 radial forearm flaps, 14 anterolateral thigh flaps, and 19 rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Kenji Hayashida, Hiroto Saijo, Masaki Fujioka
We describe the use of a composite flap composed of a sural neurofasciocutaneous flap and a vascularized peroneus longus tendon for the reconstruction of severe composite forearm tissue defects in a patient. A 43-year-old man had his left arm caught in a conveyor belt resulting in a large soft-tissue defect of 18 × 11 cm over the dorsum forearm. The extensor carpi radialis, superficial radial nerve, and radial artery were severely damaged. A free neurofasciocutaneous composite flap measuring 16 × 11 cm was outlined on the patient's left lower leg to allow simultaneous skin, tendon, nerve, and artery reconstruction...
September 4, 2016: Microsurgery
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