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Skin flap repair

Yujia Zhou, Gesheng Wang, Jialin Liu, Yong Du, Lei Wang, Xiaoyong Wang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the application of medical adhesive glue for tension-reduced duraplasty in decompressive craniotomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 56 cases were enrolled for this study from Jan 2013 to May 2015. All patients underwent decompressive craniotomy and the dura was repaired in all of them with tension-reduced duraplasty using the COMPONT medical adhesive to glue artificial dura together. The postoperative complications and the healing of dura mater were observed and recorded...
October 14, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Baoqiang Song, Jianwu Chen, Xianjie Ma, Yang Li, Juan Zhang, Shuzhong Guo
BACKGROUND: The anterior chest is an excellent donor site for cervicofacial reconstruction. Studies of chest flaps began as early as 1988 at our institution. We identified a new branch of the supraclavicular artery that nourishes the anterior chest, and on the basis of this finding, we created a new flap called the subclavicular flap. Unlike the supraclavicular flap, which is pedicled by the deltoid branch, this flap is primarily pedicled by the thoracic branch, and it shares similar vascular territory with the deltopectoral flap...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Erkan Orhan, Yağmur Reyyan Erol, Orgun Deren, Serdar Altun, Bülent Erdoğan
BACKGROUND: Flaps are often used in repairing tissue defects and partial or full flap loss is still an important morbidity cause. Several techniques have been tried to increase flap circulation but none of these could replace the delay technique. Our goal in this study is to show the efficacy of liposuction in delay of dorsal rat cutaneous flaps and improvement in flap survival. METHODS: Twenty-four Wistar rats were used. The rats in group 1 received 9 × 3-sized caudally-based random pattern skin flaps...
October 12, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Guangliang Zhang, Jihui Ju, Guangzhe Jin, Linfeng Tang, Yi Fu, Ruixing Hou
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore effective strategies of replantation or revascularization for the treatment of hand degloving injuries. METHODS: Ten patients who had received replantation or revascularization surgery for hand degloving injury between 2002 and 2014 were included for this study. The average age at the time of surgery was 34.5 years (range 18-49 years). There were nine left and one right hand replantations. The cause of injury was an industrial machine press in all of them...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
C Blake Perry, Richard C Allen
INTRODUCTION: Repair of large defects of the lower eyelid can be difficult. A common procedure performed to address these defects is a Hughes flap. This procedure has a number of disadvantages: The eye is closed postoperatively, a second stage is required, and the edge of the flap is often erythematous. The purpose of this paper is to describe a one-stage procedure for the repair of large full-thickness defects of the lower lid as an alternative to a Hughes flap. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients who underwent the described procedure...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Erik Jarefors, Thomas Hansson
OBJECTIVE: The vascularised free fibular flap is considered to be a reliable choice for reconstruction of oromandibular defects, especially after resection of malignant tumours in the area. This study evaluates the functional outcome of this method. METHOD: From January 2001 - May 2014, 37 patients were treated at the University Hospital of Linköping using the free fibular flap. The authors present the results from 17. This study reviewed their records and used the University of Washington Quality-of-Life questionnaire (UW-QoL), the Head and Neck Performance Status Scale (PSS), and interviews to assess their outcome...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Travis J Dekker, Yash Avashia, Suhail K Mithani, Andrew P Matson, Alexander J Lampley, Samuel B Adams
: Introduction Achilles tendon and posterior heel wound complications are difficult to treat. These typically require soft tissue coverage via microvascular free tissue transfer at a tertiary referral center. Here, we describe coverage of a series of posterior heel and Achilles wounds via simple, local tissue transfer, called a bipedicle fasciocutaneous flap. This flap can be performed by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, without resources of tertiary/specialized care or microvascular support...
September 23, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Mahantesh Yellangouda Patil, Srinath Myadam Gupta, Sri Krishna Chaitanya Kurupati, Saumya Agarwal, Vishal Chandarana
INTRODUCTION: Open fractures are treated as surgical emergency and early administration of intravenous antibiotic coupled with early irrigation and debridement decreases the infection rate dramatically. Limb Reconstruction System (LRS) is a unilateral rail system which consists of Shanz pins, rail rods and sliding clamps. It is specifically designed to enable the surgeon to perform simple and effective surgery as it offers rigid fixation of fracture fragments, allowing early weight bearing and reduces economic burden...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Hazem Elmoghazy, Mohamed M Hussein, Elnisr Mohamed, Abdelbasset Badawy, Gamal Alsagheer, Ahmed Mamdouh Abd Elhamed
BACKGROUND: Several techniques have been used to repair mid-penile hypospadias; however, high failure rates and major complications have been reported. In this study, we describe a novel technique using a well-vascularized flap of the inner and outer preputial skin. METHODS: A total of 110 male children with hypospadias underwent repair by our technique between 2008 and 2015. The inclusion criteria were children with mid-penile or slightly more proximal hypospadias, with or without ventral chordae, and an intact prepuce of the cobra eyes variety...
September 13, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
James X Wu, Steven L Lee, Daniel A DeUgarte
INTRODUCTION: Compared to operative fascial closure, nonoperative flap and/or skin-closure repair for gastroschisis has several potential advantages: avoidance of anesthesia, decreased pain, and improved cosmesis. Disadvantages include a higher risk of hernia. We hypothesized that routine nonoperative closure results in cost savings versus conventional management in uncomplicated gastroschisis. METHODS: A decision tree was constructed to compare three different strategies for the management of uncomplicated gastroschisis: nonoperative closure, primary closure, and routine silo...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Julian J Pribaz, Mansher Singh, Willie Stephens, E J Caterson
INTRODUCTION: Palatal fistulas anterior to the incisive foramen, generally seen as a complication of cleft lip and cleft palate repair, can be extremely difficult to repair. The requirements of the defect necessitate nasal lining, oral lining, and bone for maxillary arch continuity. Local pedicled flap has limited use in such patients with extensive scarring from previous surgeries. The authors have recently described a technique involving osteocutaneous free-tissue transfer of second toe for anterior oronasal fistulas...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Masayuki Okochi, Masami Saito, Kazuki Ueda
We treated nine patients with skin defect produced by digital mucous cyst (DMC) excision on the finger and toe using lateral finger flap (LFF). The postoperative scars were esthetically acceptable and no recurrence of mucous cysts was observed. Our LFF is a simple method to repair minor distal dorsal finger defects.
2016: Case Reports in Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery
Xi-Guang Sun, Xu Gong, Liang-Song Song, Jian-Li Cui, Xin Yu, Bin Liu, Lai-Jin Lu
Surgical repair of soft tissue defects of the knee and leg remains challenging. Using a case study approach, the anatomy of the popliteo-posterior intermediate cutaneous artery was examined, and a reverse island flap method was developed and implemented. After obtaining informed consent, 5 patients (1 woman, 4 men, age range 31 to 57 years) underwent the experimental use of a reverse island flap with a posterior thigh flap pedicled on the cutaneous vessels arising from the popliteo-posterior intermediate artery to repair soft-tissue defects of the knee and leg...
August 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
Wesley N Sivak, Debra A Bourne, Matthew P Miller, Ernest K Manders
Repair of scalp defects with exposed calvaria remains a difficult clinical problem. Herein, we present a simple alternative method of scalp reconstruction. Coverage of bare skull with GammaGraft (Promethean LifeSciences, Inc, Pittsburgh, PA) promotes the evolution of granulation tissue and permits subsequent skin grafting without need for burring, drilling, or other manipulation of the outer table of the calvaria. A retrospective review of patients undergoing scalp reconstruction utilizing GammaGraft and subsequent skin grafting was performed at our institution...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
O P Krishnan, D A Mitchell
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August 20, 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Q Wang, Y H Liu, G Q Hu, Y Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To sum up the efficacy of treatment of pharyngeal fistula through pectoralis major myocutaneous flap combined with fistula local skin inversion in 20 patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the therapeutic efficacy in 20 cases of laryngeal and laryngopharyngeal cancer with postoperative pharyngeal fistula, to whom double-deck repairing were operated on through pectoralis major myocutaneous island flap combined with inversion of skin around fistula from January 2010 to December 2013...
August 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
Baoguo Chen, Huifeng Song, Minghuo Xu, Quanwen Gao
PURPOSE: A high-quality flap is necessary for repairing faciocervical scar contractures. The supraclavicular region and chest wall are the preferred choices for reconstruction. The supraclavicular island flap (SIF) pedicled by the transverse cervical artery (TCA) has been reported. Compared to the traditional SIF flap, another type of flap pedicled by the anterior perforator of transverse cervical artery (ap-TCA) is more convenient for transfer to the faciocervical area. In this article, we use this type of perforator flap and expanded perforator flap to repair the faciocervical contracture...
September 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
A Sayan, S Paraneetharan, D W K Hsu, V Ilankovan
Reconstruction of a composite defect of the lower lip after oncological resection is challenging, and it is essential to consider both functional and aesthetic components when repairing lips. We report a technique that can be used to repair anything ranging from 30% to the whole of the lower lip with a bilateral commissurotomy and advancement of skin, muscle, and mucosal flaps. This technique helps to achieve good oral function, excellent lip function, and a pleasant aesthetic appearance. It also prevents microstomia and allows patients to maintain normal sensory innervation...
August 9, 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
H Chen, N Zhou, X Huang, S Song
Currently the radial forearm fasciocutaneous flap and the anterolateral thigh flap are among the most popular free flaps used for reconstruction of oral soft tissue. However, there is controversy about their efficacy after reconstruction of tongue defects because of their respective intrinsic properties, so we have compared them in reconstruction of tongue defects using meta-analysis. We conducted a search in Pubmed, EMBASE, OVID, Science Direct, the Cochrane Library, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, which covered all papers published before January 2015...
August 8, 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
William D North, Laith Khoury, R Christopher Spears, James Y Liau, Thomas Pittman
Many techniques are available to close a myelomeningocele, but large lesions can be particularly difficult to close given the absence of surrounding tissue. The authors present the case of a 2-day-old girl with a large lumbosacral myelomeningocele who underwent a staged repair using dermal regeneration template (DRT; Integra) followed by split-thickness skin grafting. The results demonstrated that the combined use of myofascial turnover flaps and DRT with delayed skin grafting is a safe, effective option for this challenging reconstructive dilemma...
August 9, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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