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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718319/medical-modeling-for-precision-ulna-reconstruction-using-a-microvascular-fibula-free-flap
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Michael Alperovich, Jonathan M Bekisz, Vishal D Thanik
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing use of medical modeling in other surgical specialties, its utilization in extremity reconstruction has remained limited. METHODS: We present the application of medical modeling for ulna reconstruction using a microvascular fibula free flap. RESULTS: Following a motor vehicle accident, the patient suffered segmental loss of the right radius and ulna with concomitant forearm soft tissue and muscle loss. Using medical modeling, imaging from the unaffected contralateral forearm and lower extremity was used to plan a reconstruction that restored the anatomic length and orientation of the ulna...
January 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713704/the-anterior-interosseus-artery-perforator-flap-anatomical-dissections-and-clinical-study
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Nikhil S Panse, Sheetal B Joshi, Parag B Sahasrabudhe, B Bahetee, Pradnya Gurude, Ajay Chandanwale
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of upper extremity deformities continues to be a challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. Various loco regional, distant and free flaps are available for reconstruction. However, each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Of the commonly performed local flaps, radial artery forearm flap, and the posterior interosseus artery flap stand out prominently. Recently, perforator propeller flaps have been used for resurfacing the upper extremity. The anterior interosseus artery perforator flap is an uncommonly used and described flap...
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702110/reconstruction-of-a-nasal-defect-with-a-radial-forearm-flap-following-trauma-of-a-paramedian-forehead-flap
#3
Benson J Pulikkottil, Ronnie A Pezeshk, James F Thornton, Nicholas T Haddock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692450/advances-in-midface-reconstruction-beyond-the-reconstructive-ladder
#4
Antoine Eskander, Stephen Y Kang, Theodoros N Teknos, Matthew O Old
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the anatomy and function of the midface, defect classifications and the breadth of common and novel reconstructive techniques including medical modeling, dental splints, and dental rehabilitation. RECENT FINDINGS: Historically many classification systems for midface and maxillary defects exist but most defects are unique and an individualized approach is required. There has been an increased interest in using regional pedicled flaps with bone for reconstruction...
July 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675554/osteocutaneous-radial-forearm-free-flap-in-nonmandible-head-and-neck-reconstruction
#5
Faisal I Ahmad, Casey Means, Alex B Labby, Scott H Troob, Javier D Gonzalez, Michael M Kim, Ryan J Li, Mark K Wax
BACKGROUND: The osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is a versatile flap primarily used to reconstruct composite defects involving the mandible. The purpose of this study was to describe our experience with this flap for nonmandible reconstruction. METHODS: All patients undergoing nonmandible osseous reconstruction with free-tissue transfer were reviewed. Patients with osteocutaneous RFFF reconstructions were evaluated. The retrospective review of all osteocutaneous RFFFs was performed from 1998 to 2014...
July 4, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642191/new-aspects-in-free-flap-surgery-mini-perforator-flaps-and-extracorporeal-flap-perfusion
#6
K-D Wolff
BACKGROUND: The scope of microvascular tissue transfer in the Head and Neck reaches from coverage of simple soft tissue defects to complex 3-D reconstructions using multiple or chimeric flaps. This paper summarises the presentation given at the Congress of the French Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Marseille 2017. It was the aim of our work to add further elements to this wide spectrum of reconstructive possibilities. METHODS: For patients with small intraoral soft tissue defects in whom the use of a radial forearm flap would not be justified because of its donor site morbidity, but who nevertheless would take a benefit from a small free flap, we used mini-perforator flaps from the lower leg...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615818/minimising-the-donor-area-morbidity-of-radial-forearm-phalloplasty-using-prefabricated-thigh-flap-a-new-technique
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Aditya Aggarwal, Hardeep Singh, Sanjay Mahendru, Vimalendu Brajesh, Sukhdeep Singh, Nitin Ghag, Rakesh Kumar Khazanchi
Phalloplasty is indicated in various conditions of penile loss or absence. There are numerous techniques for phalloplasty including the pedicle and free flaps with the ultimate goal of micturition in standing position, attaining adequate size, aesthesis and sensations for sexual intercourse. Radial forearm phalloplasty is the gold standard flap to achieve above results but gives a very bad scar on the forearm. We present a technique of using prefabricated thigh flap to reduce the morbidity of donor area. The descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral pedicle was placed in a subcutaneous plane over tissue expander...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603708/revisiting-radial-forearm-free-flap-for-successful-venous-drainage
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REVIEW
Yong Hoon Cha, Woong Nam, In-Ho Cha, Hyung Jun Kim
Tissue defect reconstruction using radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is a common surgical technique whose success or failure is mainly dependent on venous drainage. RFFF has two major venous outflow systems, superficial and deep vein. Drainage methods include combining both systems or using one alone. This review aims to recapitulate the vascular anatomy and network of RFFF as well as shed light on deep vein as a reliable venous drainage system. We also discuss basic evidence for and advantages of single microanastomosis with coalesced vein to overcome technical difficulties associated with the deep vein system...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582297/loco-regional-control-with-complete-resection-and-tongue-reconstruction-on-the-malignant-melanoma-in-the-tongue
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Tuqa Alkaff, Woo Shik Jeong, Soon Yuhl Nam, Jong Woo Choi
Primary malignant melanoma in the tongue is very uncommon disease that is considered low in comparison to cutaneous melanoma. In this report, the authors described a case of the hemitongue reconstruction with fasciocutaneous free flap on the patient who suffered from the malignant melanoma primarily originating from the base of the tongue that was treated with surgery and radiotherapy but developed a lung metastasis. A 76-year-old man was referred to the otorhinolaryngology clinic after complaining of a painful mass present for 3 months on the right side of the tongue...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577852/fascia-temporalis-free-flap-for-cricotracheal-reconstruction-a-novel-approach
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Bertrand Baujat, Samuel Struk, Maria Lesnik, Olivier de Crouy Chanel, Jonathan Barbut, Marine Lefevre, Sophie Périé, Jean Lacau St Guily
BACKGROUND: The aim of tracheal reconstruction is to provide an airtight and noncollapsible airway covered with a suitable epithelial lining. To date, no ideal treatment is available for large tracheal defects. METHODS: We report 4 patients who underwent one-stage reconstruction for a cricotracheal stenosis with a free temporoparietal fascia flap and costal cartilage grafts. RESULTS: Closure of tracheostoma was achieved for all patients. The main advantage of this flap compared with the free radial forearm flap is that it supplies a more suitable lining allowing the reepithelialization process with respiratory epithelium...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574345/noncontact-3-dimensional-speckle-contrast-diffuse-correlation-tomography-of-tissue-blood-flow-distribution
#11
Chong Huang, Daniel Irwin, Mingjun Zhao, Shang Yu, Nneamaka Agochukwu, Lesley Wong, Guoqiang Yu
Recent advancements in near-infrared diffuse correlation techniques and instrumentation have opened the path for versatile deep tissue microvasculature blood flow imaging systems. Despite this progress there remains a need for a completely noncontact, noninvasive device with high translatability from small/testing (animal) to large/target (human) subjects with trivial application on both. Accordingly, we discuss our newly developed setup which meets this demand, termed noncontact speckle contrast diffuse correlation tomography (nc_scDCT)...
May 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573675/fasciocutaneous-free-flaps-for-reconstruction-of-hypopharyngeal-defects
#12
Cesare Piazza, Francesca Del Bon, Alberto Paderno, Alberto Grammatica, Nausica Montalto, Valentina Taglietti, Piero Nicolai
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Different reconstructive options are available for defects following total laryngectomy (TL) and circumferential (CH) or partial hypopharyngectomy (PH). We evaluated the flap success, pharyngocutaneous fistula, and pharyngoesophageal stenosis rates in two groups of patients treated by different policies. STUDY DESIGN: Comparison between two cohorts of patients treated by TL with PH/CH ± cervical esophagectomy and reconstructed according to different strategies...
June 2, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571928/free-tissue-flaps-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction-clinical-application-and-analysis-of-93-patients-of-a-single-institution
#13
Jiwang Liang, Tao Yu, Xu Wang, Yuejiao Zhao, Fengqin Fang, Wei Zeng, Zhendong Li
INTRODUCTION: Reconstruction with a free flap is routine in head and neck surgery because of better functional outcomes, improved esthetics, and generally higher success rates. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes in patients undergoing different microvascular free flap reconstructions. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 93 patients undergoing reconstructions with free flaps from 2007 to 2015. Four types of free flap were performed: Anterolateral Thigh (76...
May 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556461/double-flap-phalloplasty-in-transgender-men-surgical-technique-and-outcome-of-pedicled-anterolateral-thigh-flap-phalloplasty-combined-with-radial-forearm-free-flap-urethral-reconstruction
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Wouter B van der Sluis, Jan Maerten Smit, Garry L S Pigot, Marlon E Buncamper, Henri A H Winters, Margriet G Mullender, Mark-Bram Bouman
INTRODUCTION: Radial forearm free flap (RFFF) tube-in-tube phalloplasty is the most performed phalloplasty technique worldwide. The conspicuous donor-site scar is a drawback for some transgender men. In search for techniques with less conspicuous donor-sites, we performed a series of one-stage pedicled anterolateral thigh flap (ALT) phalloplasties combined with RFFF urethral reconstruction. In this study, we aim to describe this technique and assess its surgical outcome in a series of transgender men...
May 29, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538066/radial-forearm-osteocutaneous-free-flap-for-reconstruction-of-hard-palate-with-alveolar-defect
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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...
August 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
#19
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
#20
Zeshaan N Maan, Anais Legrand, Chao Long, James C Chang
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April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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