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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293508/repair-of-large-abdominal-wall-defects-using-total-anterior-aponeurotic-flap-anatomical-feasibility-study-and-comparison-with-ramirez-s-technique
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Wojciech Staszewicz, Michela Assalino, Philippe Morel, Jean H D Fasel, Bojan V Stimec, Mickael Tobalem
In this cadaveric study, we explored the feasibility of a maximal mobilization of the superficial abdominal fascia, in a continuous flap, to achieve a tension-free covering of midline defects. The aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle was incised along the anterior axillary line and then detached up to the anterior rectus sheath. The latter was opened between the external and the internal oblique aponeurosis while keeping the continuity with the external oblique fascia. The obtained flap was solid and uninterrupted...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271155/not-gastroschisis-or-omphalocele-or-anything-in-between-a-novel-congenital-abdominal-wall-defect
#2
Maija Cheung, Nasser Kakembo, Arlene Muzira, John Sekabira, Doruk Ozgediz
Congenital abdominal wall defects occur when normal embryonic development is interrupted and most commonly results in gastroschisis or omphalocele. Other entities, such as ruptured omphalocele, vanishing gastroschisis, and patent omphalomesenteric ducts with prolapse, have also been described and can create a confusing picture. This case of a newborn with a midline abdominal defect and a mass that was intestine-like and arose from the bowel cannot be classified, and no similar reports were found. This suggests a previously undescribed abdominal wall defect with an aberrant colonic appendage...
March 7, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260150/importance-of-multidisciplinary-management-for-pulmonary-atresia-ventricular-septal-defect-major-aorto-pulmonary-collateral-arteries-and-completely-absent-central-pulmonary-arteries
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Takaya Hoashi, Satoshi Yazaki, Koji Kagisaki, Masataka Kitano, Masatoshi Shimada, Isao Shiraishi, Hajime Ichikawa
BACKGROUND: To review long-term clinical outcomes for pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect (PA/VSD), major aorto-pulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) and completely absent central pulmonary arteries (cPAs). METHODS: Of all 120 surgically treated patients with PA/VSD, MAPCAs between 1981 and 2011, 15 patients (12.5%) with completely absent cPAs were enrolled. The median age at initial surgery was 3.8 ± 4.9 years old (range 0.1-17.6) and 3.5 (2-6)...
March 4, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255006/folate-receptor-alpha-is-necessary-for-neural-plate-cell-apical-constriction-during-xenopus-neural-tube-formation
#4
Olga A Balashova, Olesya Visina, Laura N Borodinsky
Folate supplementation prevents up to 70% of neural tube defects (NTDs), which result from a failure of neural tube closure during embryogenesis. The elucidation of the mechanisms underlying folate action has been challenging. This study introduces Xenopus laevis as a model to determine the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in folate action during neural tube formation. We show that knockdown of folate receptor-α (FRα) impairs neural tube formation and leads to NTDs. FRα knockdown in neural plate cells only is necessary and sufficient to induce NTDs...
March 2, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220837/a-novel-role-of-the-organizer-gene-goosecoid-as-an-inhibitor-of-wnt-pcp-mediated-convergent-extension-in-xenopus-and-mouse
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Bärbel Ulmer, Melanie Tingler, Sabrina Kurz, Markus Maerker, Philipp Andre, Dina Mönch, Marina Campione, Kirsten Deißler, Mark Lewandoski, Thomas Thumberger, Axel Schweickert, Abraham Fainsod, Herbert Steinbeißer, Martin Blum
Goosecoid (Gsc) expression marks the primary embryonic organizer in vertebrates and beyond. While functions have been assigned during later embryogenesis, the role of Gsc in the organizer has remained enigmatic. Using conditional gain-of-function approaches in Xenopus and mouse to maintain Gsc expression in the organizer and along the axial midline, neural tube closure defects (NTDs) arose and dorsal extension was compromised. Both phenotypes represent convergent extension (CE) defects, arising from impaired Wnt/planar cell polarity (PCP) signaling...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216816/awkward-defects-around-the-elbow-the-radial-recurrent-artery-flap-revisited
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Maksud M Devale, Rohit P Munot, Chirag A Bhansali, Neeraj D Bhaban
BACKGROUND: Soft tissue defects on the posterior aspect of the elbow are commonly seen in patients treated with internal fixation for fractures around the elbow joint. An axial flap based on the radial recurrent artery (RRA) is very useful for such defects, especially if a posterior midline arm incision has been taken for skeletal fixation. The aim of this study is to describe the usefulness of RRA flap (based on the RRA) in the management of such defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present a retrospective analysis of 4 cases managed with the RRA flap for soft tissue reconstruction of defects around the elbow joint at our institute from January 2015 to August 2016...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208931/pseudo-exstrophy-of-bladder-with-unilateral-renal-agenesis-a-rare-combination-of-two-anomalies
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Abdolhamid Amouei, Mohammad Baghi Yazdi, Fatemeh Ehsani, Mojtaba Babaei Zarch
Pseudo-exstrophy of bladder is an uncommon condition characterized by the major musculoskeletal defects without urinary system defects. A two-day-old female neonate was presented with pseudo-exstrophy of the bladder and unilateral renal agenesis- A rare combination of two anomalies. She was born at 37 weeks gestational age with caesarean section delivery. The X-ray of hip revealed pubic diastasis. Ultrasonography clearly showed absence of the left kidney with a normal right kidney. The patient was treated successfully with proper surgical management...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203309/a-recurrent-case-of-pentalogy-of-cantrell-a-rare-case-with-sonological-findings-and-review-of-literature
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Srinivas M Naren Satya, Kamala Retnam Mayilvaganan, Ivvala Sai Prathyusha, Munnangi Satya Gautam, Deepthi Raidu, V N Amogh
BACKGROUND: Pentalogy of Cantrell (POC) is an extremely rare and complex congenital anomaly. Ultrasound is a valuable, safe, nonionizing, cost effective, widely available, and easily reproducible imaging tool and is indispensible in the diagnosis of POC. Despite the rarity of POC, it is imperative for a radiologist to be aware of its wide spectrum of presentation on ultrasound in first trimester of gestation. Most reported cases in literature till now have been sporadic. In this paper, we aimed to report for the first time in literature, a recurrent case of POC detected in the first trimester in a mother whose previous pregnancy also was terminated in the second trimester medically due to the ultrasound diagnosis of POC...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194520/simple-and-safe-technique-for-closure-of-midline-abdominal-wound-dehiscence
#9
M H Abo-Ryia
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess an alternative technique for closure of burst abdomen. METHOD: After reduction of the viscera and toilet of abdominal cavity with debridement of any necrotic tissues in the skin or fascia, the skin was undermined to expose the aponeurosis all-around the defect edges for at least 5-6 cm. The greater omentum is spread in the floor of the wound and fixed to the inner side of the defect. A piece of polypropylene mesh designed according to the size and shape of the defect and sutured to its external edge continuously...
February 13, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167492/disruption-of-pdgfra-alters-endocardial-and-myocardial-fusion-during-zebrafish-cardiac-assembly
#10
Suzan El-Rass, Shahram Eisa-Beygi, Edbert Khong, Koroboshka Brand-Arzamendi, Antonio Mauro, Haibo Zhang, Karl J Clark, Stephen C Ekker, Xiao-Yan Wen
Cardiac development in vertebrates is a finely tuned process regulated by a set of conserved signaling pathways. Perturbations of these processes are often associated with congenital cardiac malformations. Platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRα) is a highly conserved tyrosine kinase receptor, which is essential for development and organogenesis. Disruption of Pdgfrα function in murine models is embryonic lethal due to severe cardiovascular defects, suggesting a role in cardiac development, thus necessitating the use of alternative models to explore its precise function...
March 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163065/a-standardized-method-to-measure-brain-shifts-with-decompressive-hemicraniectomy
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Askiel Bruno, Abdurrehman Zahran, Nina Paletta, Laith Maali, Fenwick T Nichols, Ramon Figueroa
BACKGROUND: A standardized, reliable, and practical method for measuring decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) defects and brain shifts in malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory infarction is needed for reliable comparisons between computed tomography (CT) scans. Such a method could facilitate further studies on the effects of DHC. NEW METHOD: We describe and apply a method for measuring DHC defects and brain shifts on CT scans in 25 patients with malignant MCA territory infarction...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160402/genetic-advances-in-craniosynostosis
#12
Wanda Lattanzi, Marta Barba, Lorena Di Pietro, Simeon A Boyadjiev
Craniosynostosis, the premature ossification of one or more skull sutures, is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous congenital anomaly affecting approximately one in 2,500 live births. In most cases, it occurs as an isolated congenital anomaly, that is, nonsyndromic craniosynostosis (NCS), the genetic, and environmental causes of which remain largely unknown. Recent data suggest that, at least some of the midline NCS cases may be explained by two loci inheritance. In approximately 25-30% of patients, craniosynostosis presents as a feature of a genetic syndrome due to chromosomal defects or mutations in genes within interconnected signaling pathways...
February 4, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153601/quantitative-assessment-of-tension-reduction-at-the-midline-closure-during-abdominal-component-separation
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Ahmed M Afifi, Emily Hartmann, Ahmed Talaat, Ashraf Abo Alfotooh, Omar S Omar, Sayed Mareei, Ruston Sanchez, Steve J Kempton
BACKGROUND: Abdominal component separation is used commonly for closure of midline abdominal wounds. The value of each step in reducing tension has not been studied. Our aim was to test whether component separation decreases tension in the midline closure and to quantify the value of each procedural step. STUDY DESIGN: Tension required to bring the rectus muscle to midline was measured using tensiometry after subcutaneous dissection (step 1), external oblique muscle release (step 2), separation of the internal and external oblique muscles (step 3), and internal oblique muscle release (step 4)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150029/a-uk-questionnaire-survey-of-current-techniques-used-to-perform-pelvic-organ-prolapse-repair
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Emily Fairclough, Jenny Myers, Anthony Ross Broadhurst Smith, Suzanne Breeman, Fiona Reid
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Evidence-based medicine should result in better standardisation of practice. This study aims to evaluate whether there remains variation in surgical techniques in native tissue and graft/mesh repairs of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in UK practice. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was conducted to describe current surgical techniques for native tissue and graft/mesh POP repairs performed by a cohort of UK surgeons recruiting to a large multicentre prolapse trial (PROSPECT)...
February 1, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133560/endoscopic-resection-of-skull-base-teratoma-in-klippel-feil-syndrome-through-use-of-combined-ultrasonic-and-bipolar-diathermy-platforms
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Justin A Edward, Alkis J Psaltis, Ryan A Williams, Gregory W Charville, Robert L Dodd, Jayakar V Nayak
Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is associated with numerous craniofacial abnormalities but rarely with skull base tumor formation. We report an unusual and dramatic case of a symptomatic, mature skull base teratoma in an adult patient with KFS, with extension through the basisphenoid to obstruct the nasopharynx. This benign lesion was associated with midline palatal and cerebral defects, most notably pituitary and vertebrobasilar arteriolar duplications. A multidisciplinary workup and a complete endoscopic, transnasal surgical approach between otolaryngology and neurosurgery were undertaken...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104139/a-renal-paratransplant-hernia-causing-complete-small-bowel-obstruction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
T Zingg, H Teixeira Farinha, N Demartines, M Pascual, M Matter
A rare type of acquired internal hernia, the renal paratransplant hernia (RPTH), of which only 11 cases have been reported in the literature so far, can follow renal transplantation. We report a patient who presented with acute abdominal pain and vomiting 6 weeks after renal transplantation in the right iliac fossa. A noncontrast abdominal computed tomography scan showed signs of small bowel obstruction. The patient was taken to the operating room for a midline laparotomy, and RPTH with incarcerated small bowel was diagnosed...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100586/axon-termination-pruning-and-synaptogenesis-in-the-giant-fiber-system-of-drosophila-melanogaster-is-promoted-by-highwire
#17
Melissa Borgen, Kimberly Rowland, Jana Boerner, Brandon Lloyd, Aruna Khan, Rodney Murphey
The ubiquitin ligase Highwire has a conserved role in synapse formation. Here, we show that Highwire coordinates several facets of central synapse formation in the Drosophila melanogaster giant fiber system, including axon termination, axon pruning, and synaptic function. Despite the similarities to the fly neuromuscular junction, the role of Highwire and the underlying signaling pathways are distinct in the fly's giant fiber system. During development, branching of the giant fiber presynaptic terminal occurs and, normally, the transient branches are pruned away...
March 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092970/surgery-of-anterior-skull-base-lesions-in-children
#18
Thomas Karl Hoffmann, Marc Oliver Scheithauer, Fabian Sommer, Jörg Lindemann, Ernst-Johannes Haberl, Ulrike Friebe-Hoffmann, Marie-Nicole Theodoraki
INTRODUCTION: Lesions affecting the anterior skull base represent a rare group of craniofacial pathologies. A tumor of the facial midline, meningitis, or rhinoliquorrhea may be indicative of malformations like dermoid cysts, gliomas, encephaloceles, or nasal fistulas. METHODS: We present a case series of 13 children (4 months to 12 years; 8 males, 5 females) with lesions involving the anterior skull base, which were treated surgically in an interdisciplinary setting...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086878/a-case-of-cranium-bifidum-with-meningocele-in-ayrshire-calf
#19
Mosiany Letura Kisipan, Caleb Oburu Orenge, David Njogu Gacheru, Raphael Muchangi Ngure
BACKGROUND: Congenital cranial bone defects predispose to herniation of meninges, sometimes with brain tissue involvement, to form a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-filled cyst in the head. Such defects mainly results from focal failure of neural tube closure during fetal development and has been reported in various species of domestic mammals. CASE PRESENTATION: A one week old Ayrshire calf with a fluctuant swelling on parieto-occipital region of the head was referred to the faculty...
January 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045533/computational-model-of-secondary-palate-fusion-and-disruption
#20
M Shane Hutson, Maxwell C K Leung, Nancy Baker, Richard M Spencer, Thomas B Knudsen
Morphogenetic events are driven by cell-generated physical forces and complex cellular dynamics. To improve our capacity to predict developmental effects from chemical-induced cellular alterations, we built a multi-cellular agent-based model in CompuCell3D that recapitulates the cellular networks and collective cell behavior underlying growth and fusion of the mammalian secondary palate. The model incorporated multiple signaling pathways (TGFβ, BMP, FGF, EGF, SHH) in a biological framework to recapitulate morphogenetic events from palatal outgrowth through midline fusion...
January 3, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
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