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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182595/treatment-of-advanced-kienb%C3%A3-ck-disease-with-a-vascularized-radial-bone-flap-wrapped-in-the-pronator-quadratus
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Sang Ki Lee, Kap Jung Kim, Hyuck Soo Shin, Won Sik Choy
PURPOSE: In the present study, we aimed to assess the radiologic and clinical outcomes after excision of the lunate, insertion of a vascularized radial bone flap wrapped in the pronator quadratus, and distraction with an external fixator of the joint, for the treatment of avascular necrosis of the lunate with carpal height collapse, fragmentation, and perilunar osteoarthritic changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2006 to July 2014, a total of 25 patients (13 men and 12 women; mean age, 38...
March 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160906/thumb-reconstruction-with-thin-proximal-ulnar-perforator-free-flap
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REVIEW
Mario Cherubino, Martina Corno, Luigi Valdatta, Roberto Adani
Soft tissue defects of the thumb with exposure of tendons, periosteum, or neurovascular bundles require a complex reconstruction aimed at restoring both skin coverage and the essential function of pinching and manipulation. When large defects are involved, a free tissue transfer is indicated. The proximal ulnar perforator flap represents an interesting solution without the drawbacks of other more widespread free flaps. This report describes the case of a patient with a squamous cell carcinoma of the thumb that required circumferential resection of the soft tissue of the distal phalanx and the interphalangeal joint...
February 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160055/earlobe-reduction-with-minimally-visible-scars-the-sub-antitragal-groove-technique
#3
Lennert Van Putte, Steven D M Colpaert
BACKGROUND: Ptosis of the earlobe is a common consequence of ageing, defined as an unappealingly large free caudal segment of over 5 mm. It is therefore important to consider reduction as a complement to rhytidectomy in selected patients. Moreover, facelifting operations can result in disproportionate or poorly positioned earlobes. Current earlobe-reducing techniques can leave a scar on the free lateral edge causing notching or involve complex pattern excisions with limited resection capability and the risk of deformities...
February 3, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149255/treatment-of-an-acute-deep-hand-burn-in-a-lowincome-country-with-no-available-microsurgery-a-case-report
#4
K S Amouzou, A El Harti, T E Kouevi-Koko, A Abalo, A Dossim
Deep hand burns usually lead to joint and tendon exposure. A simple skin graft is insufficient to achieve healing. Soft tissue reconstruction represents a surgical challenge that ranges from the simplest to the most complex flaps. In some areas, microsurgery is not technically possible. Choice is then limited to pedicled distant flaps such as the abdominal wall flap-graft. We report a case of an acute burned hand with exposure of metacarpophalangeal joints from the second to the fourth radius as well as proximal inter phalangeal joints from the second to the fifth radius and extensor tendons, treated in the burns and wound care unit of the Sylvanus Olympio Teaching Hospital in Lomé...
September 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147400/internal-limiting-membrane-flap-techniques-for-the-repair-of-large-macular-holes-a-short-term-follow-up-of-anatomical-and-functional-outcomes
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J Guber, C Lang, C Valmaggia
Background To evaluate the technique of inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flaps for the management of large macular holes and autologous ILM free flaps for non-closing macular holes. Patients and methods All macular holes were treated with pars plana vitrectomy and dual blue assisted ILM flap technique. The inverted ILM flap was created as a primary procedure for large macular holes (diameter > 400 µm). On the other hand, the free ILM flap technique was used as a secondary procedure for non-closing macular holes after failed initial standard procedure...
February 1, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145931/endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-approach-from-the-otolaryngologist-point-of-view
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Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Jae-Sung Park, Dong-Jun Lim, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Yong Jin Park, YulGyun Kim, Sung Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: In February 2009, the authors' center formed a team of neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, endocrinologists, and radiologists to perform pituitary surgery using the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (EETSA). This paper reviews the authors' experience with the technique, pathological outcomes, hormone profiles, and postoperative complications. METHODS: Between February 2009 and December 2015, 535 patients underwent the EETSA with 2-nostrils/4-hands surgery...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141728/parental-influence-on-a-child-s-autistic-traits
#7
Randall Phelps, Robert Nickel, Debi Eisert, Martin T Stein
Robbie is a 4-year-old boy whose parents are concerned about his speech, social skills, and repetitive behaviors. He has poor articulation; at time, he is difficult to understand. On the other hand, he has a fair vocabulary, and he has good intent to communicate. He is generally able to communicate his needs and wants. He likes to tell his parents about his day.When he begins the day at preschool, Robbie initially stands by himself and watches. He slowly warms up and eventually participates in activities. He engages in parallel play or follows other children...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131103/segmental-latissimus-dorsi-free-flap-attempting-to-preserve-function-at-the-donor-site-anatomical-and-clinical-experiences
#8
YiChun Ding, Dong Sheng Cao, XueYing Huang, Juan Xie, HongHong Li
Background The purpose of the present study was to evaluate arm and shoulder function prospectively after transfer of the lateral segment of the latissimus dorsi (LD) muscle. Methods In this study, 20 specimens of LD muscles from 10 cadavers were dissected to determine the relationship between the artery and the nerve. Twenty patients were recruited and functional disability was determined by the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH), and muscle strength by needle electromyography (EMG) before surgery and at five different time points postoperatively...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117814/a-model-of-free-tissue-transfer-the-rat-epigastric-free-flap
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Diogo Casal, Diogo Pais, Inês Iria, Eduarda Mota-Silva, Maria-Angélica Almeida, Sara Alves, Cláudia Pen, Ana Farinho, Luís Mascarenhas-Lemos, José Ferreira-Silva, Mário Ferraz-Oliveira, Valentina Vassilenko, Paula A Videira, João Gory O'Neill
Free tissue transfer has been increasingly used in clinical practice since the 1970s, allowing reconstruction of complex and otherwise untreatable defects resulting from tumor extirpation, trauma, infections, malformations or burns. Free flaps are particularly useful for reconstructing highly complex anatomical regions, like those of the head and neck, the hand, the foot and the perineum. Moreover, basic and translational research in the area of free tissue transfer is of great clinical potential. Notwithstanding, surgical trainees and researchers are frequently deterred from using microsurgical models of tissue transfer, due to lack of information regarding the technical aspects involved in the operative procedures...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117635/color-doppler-ultrasound-assessment-for-identifying-perforator-arteries-of-the-second-dorsal-metacarpal-flap
#10
Mitsuhiko Nanno, Norie Kodera, Yuji Tomori, Yusuke Hagiwara, Shinro Takai
PURPOSE: The second dorsal metacarpal (SDMC) perforator flap has been widely used for the soft tissue reconstruction of the hand. However, it is difficult to identify the depth and branches of the perforators of the second dorsal metacarpal artery (SDMA) using only handheld acoustic Doppler flowmetry (HADF), which is the most common method. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of examination by color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) with those of HADF and to evaluate the efficacy of CDU for detection of the perforators to be used in the design of the SDMC flap...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100473/delineating-the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-bainbridge-ropers-syndrome-12-new-patients-with-de-novo-heterozygous-loss-of-function-mutations-in-asxl3-and-review-of-published-literature
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M Balasubramanian, J Willoughby, A E Fry, A Weber, H V Firth, C Deshpande, J N Berg, K Chandler, K A Metcalfe, W Lam, D Pilz, S Tomkins
BACKGROUND: Bainbridge-Ropers syndrome (BRPS) is a recently described developmental disorder caused by de novo truncating mutations in the additional sex combs like 3 (ASXL3) gene. To date, there have been fewer than 10 reported patients. OBJECTIVES: Here, we delineate the BRPS phenotype further by describing a series of 12 previously unreported patients identified by the Deciphering Developmental Disorders study. METHODS: Trio-based exome sequencing was performed on all 12 patients included in this study, which found a de novo truncating mutation in ASXL3...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099360/aggressive-intramuscular-hemangiomas-in-the-upper-extremity-a-case-report
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Hui Lu, Qiang Chen, Hu Yang, Hui Shen
INTRODUCTION: Intramuscular hemangioma (IMH) is a rare congenital soft tissue tumor. Here, we report a case of IMH patient who had undergone several surgeries and other treatments that were all ineffective before he visited us. CLINICAL FINDINGS: This IMH patient was a 16-yearold male who was born with a tumor of unknown size in his right hand and forearm. On physical examination, the tumor and skin flap complex was seen with a size of 14 cm_12 cm in his right hand, and the multiple postoperative scars were shown on his right hand and forearm...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099162/thermography-based-blood-flow-imaging-in-human-skin-of-the-hands-and-feet-a-spectral-filtering-approach
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A A Sagaidachnyi, A V Fomin, D A Usanov, A V Skripal
The determination of the relationship between skin blood flow and skin temperature dynamics is the main problem in thermography-based blood flow imaging. Oscillations in skin blood flow are the source of thermal waves propagating from micro-vessels toward the skin's surface, as assumed in this study. This hypothesis allows us to use equations for the attenuation and dispersion of thermal waves for converting the temperature signal into the blood flow signal, and vice versa. We developed a spectral filtering approach (SFA), which is a new technique for thermography-based blood flow imaging...
January 18, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062432/epirubicin-extravasation-consequences-of-delayed-management
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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/28053377/feasibility-of-type-iii-venous-flap-in-coverage-of-hand-defects-following-trauma-and-burns
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Pawan Agarwal, Ambuj Kumar, Dhananjaya Sharma
INTRODUCTION: venous flaps are alternative reconstructive option for coverage of defects. They are nourished by venous blood flow or by arterial blood flowing through the venous network. This study was conducted to assess the feasibility of venous flap in coverage of extremities defects following trauma and burns. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Over a period of one year, 15 arterialized venous flaps were applied to skin defects of the hand. Postoperatively flap were monitored for survival and patients followed up for three months...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045826/free-hand-perforator-concept-in-osteocutaneous-free-fibula-flap-through-posterior-approach
#16
Yigit Ozer Tiftikcioglu, Ersin Gur, Tahir Gurler
BACKGROUND: The fibula flap is a workhorse flap for bony reconstruction of oro-mandibular area and can be modified to include soft tissue for reconstruction of composite defects. However, the design of a reliable skin paddle that can be used for composite tissue reconstruction remains a challenge. The authors described the applicability of perforator concept for a more reliable free osteomusculocutaneous fibula flap. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2015, 29 patients underwent free fibula osteocutaneous flap reconstruction...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039499/omega-%C3%AE-advancement-flap-a-circular-flap-design-for-the-aesthetic-closure-of-circular-skin-defect
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Enver Arpaci, Serdar Altun, Nilgün Markal Ertas, Ahmet Cagri Uysal, Emre Inozu
BACKGROUND: Most skin defects that require reconstruction with a local skin flap have a circular- or oval-shaped pattern. The majority of the skin flaps are planned in an angled shape. Therefore, it may be necessary to modify the shape of the defect or the distal flap border to minimize tissue distortion. We have designed a circular-shaped advancement flap to be compatible with the circular defect. METHODS: Eighteen cases of reconstruction of skin defects in the face, chest wall, hand and buttock area were performed using the omega advancement flap between 2010 and 2014...
December 30, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033231/anterior-lens-capsule-in-the-management-of-chronic-full-thickness-macular-hole
#18
Juan B Yepez, Felipe A Murati, Jazmin De Yepez, Michele Petitto, J Fernando Arevalo
PURPOSE: To report the use of anterior lens capsule flap transplantation in two cases with chronic full-thickness macular hole (MH). METHODS: Case series. RESULTS: Two cases of chronic MH with a new treatment approach were reported. In the first case, a 66-year-old man presented with a chronic idiopathic MH in the left eye for 2 years. Presenting visual acuity was hand motion. The patient underwent phacoemulsification and vitrectomy with anterior lens capsule flap transplantation in the MH...
December 28, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026846/vascular-anatomy-of-the-thenar-eminence-its-relevance-to-a-pedicled-or-free-thenar-flap
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Ana Zekavica, Milan Milisavljević, Dražan Erić, Branislava Ćurčić, Sunčica Popović, Biljana Vitošević, Aleksandra Dožić, Bojan Štimec, Radovan Manojlović
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to clarify the arterial supply of the skin covering the prominent part of the thenar eminence in order to describe the possibility and potential for harvesting a pedicled or a free flap from the thenar eminence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The arteries were studied in 30 post-mortem specimens of human hands; 3 previously perfused with 4% formaldehyde solution, and injected with black India ink, and 27 injected with methyl-methacrylate and afterwards corroded in 40% potassium hydroxide solution...
December 27, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005165/free-lateral-tarsal-artery-perforator-flap-with-functioning-extensor-digitorum-brevis-muscle-for-thenar-reconstruction-a-case-report
#20
Tianliang Wang, Subhash Regmi, Hongjun Liu, Junbo Pan, Ruixing Hou
In this case report, we describe reconstructive surgery in one patient using a free lateral tarsal artery perforator flap with a functioning extensor digitorum brevis muscle. A 47-year-old woman sustained a crush-avulsion injury to her dominant right hand while working in a factory. A large thenar skin and muscle defect (5.5 cm × 4.0 cm) occurred as a consequence of surgical debridement. The skin and muscle defect was repaired using a free lateral tarsal artery perforator flap with a functioning extensor digitorum brevis muscle in a single operation...
February 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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