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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316615/a-robust-shape-reconstruction-method-for-facial-feature-point-detection
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Shuqiu Tan, Dongyi Chen, Chenggang Guo, Zhiqi Huang
Facial feature point detection has been receiving great research advances in recent years. Numerous methods have been developed and applied in practical face analysis systems. However, it is still a quite challenging task because of the large variability in expression and gestures and the existence of occlusions in real-world photo shoot. In this paper, we present a robust sparse reconstruction method for the face alignment problems. Instead of a direct regression between the feature space and the shape space, the concept of shape increment reconstruction is introduced...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301365/preserving-the-legitimacy-of-board-certification
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Michael S Hanemann, Holly C Wall, John A Dean
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this discussion were to inform the medical community about the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery's ongoing attempts in Louisiana to achieve equivalency to American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards so that its diplomates may use the term "board certified" in advertising and to ensure public safety by upholding the standards for medical board certification. BACKGROUND: In 2011, Louisiana passed a truth in medical advertising law, which was intended to protect the public by prohibiting the use of the term "board certified" by improperly credentialed physicians...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299251/minimally-invasive-endoscopic-computer-assisted-surgery-technique-and-review
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Anand Kumar, Nirma Yadav, Shipra Singh, Neha Chauhan
Endoscopic or minimally invasive surgery popular as keyhole surgery is a medical procedure in which endoscope (a camera) is used, and it has gained broad acceptance with popularity in several surgical specialties and has heightened the standard of care. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a modern discipline in the field of dentistry in which endoscopy has developed as well as widely used in surgeries and is rapidly gaining importance. The use of different visual as well as standard instruments such as laparoscopic and endoscopic instruments, and high-powered magnification devices, has allowed physicians to decrease the morbidity of many surgical procedures by eliminating the need for a large surgical incision...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293514/platysma-motor-nerve-transfer-for-restoring-marginal-mandibular-nerve-function
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Andres Rodriguez-Lorenzo, David Jensson, Wolfgang J Weninger, Melanie Schmid, Stefan Meng, Chieh-Han John Tzou
BACKGROUND: Injuries of the marginal mandibular nerve (MMN) of the facial nerve result in paralysis of the lower lip muscle depressors and an asymmetrical smile. Nerve reconstruction, when possible, is the method of choice; however, in cases of long nerve gaps or delayed nerve reconstruction, conventional nerve repairs may be difficult to perform or may provide suboptimal outcomes. Herein, we investigate the anatomical technical feasibility of transfer of the platysma motor nerve (PMN) to the MMN for restoration of lower lip function, and we present a clinical case where this nerve transfer was successfully performed...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291860/virtual-preoperative-planning-and-intraoperative-navigation-in-facial-prosthetic-reconstruction-a-technical-note
#5
Suzanne Verma, Marianela Gonzalez, Sterling R Schow, R Gilbert Triplett
This technical protocol outlines the use of computer-assisted image-guided technology for the preoperative planning and intraoperative procedures involved in implant-retained facial prosthetic treatment. A contributing factor for a successful prosthetic restoration is accurate preoperative planning to identify prosthetically driven implant locations that maximize bone contact and enhance cosmetic outcomes. Navigational systems virtually transfer precise digital planning into the operative field for placing implants to support prosthetic restorations...
March 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291204/-staged-complex-treatment-of-paralytic-lagophthalmos-case-report
#6
M B Gushchina, S A Mal'kov, E V Kovshun, N S Yuzhakova
Paralytic lagophthalmos, resulting from facial nerve palsy, is a difficult medical and social issue that requires cooperation of different specialists. Complications that arise in paralytic lagophthalmos may cause significant vision loss and even eye loss. Various techniques of paralytic lagophthalmos correction are used to protect the cornea and restore eyelid anatomy and functions. These comprise palliative (conservative), surgical, and alternative treatments (such as botulinum toxin type A therapy). Surgical treatment of paralytic lagophthalmos patients often has to be staged and complex...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289871/digitalized-analysis-of-philtral-anatomy-for-planning-individual-treatment
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Hassan Bagheri, Suzan Sirinturk, Figen Govsa, Yelda Pinar, Mehmet Asim Ozer
OBJECTIVE: Restoration of the philtral region following traumatic, cleft, and tumor surgeries is often difficult due to influence of this feature to whole facial beauty. The aim of this study is to investigate the types and measurements of the philtrum and its relationship with the upper lip using a software. METHODS: Standard personal photographs of the philtral region were obtained from 200 young adults participated in this study. Linear analyses (the lengths of philtral column and dimple; the philtral width) and angular analyses (apex and central angles of Cupid's bow) were measured as reference points...
March 13, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286397/perforator-peroneal-artery-flap-for-tongue-reconstruction
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Shubhra Chauhan, Sachin Chavre, Naveen Hedne Chandrashekar, Naveen B S
INTRODUCTION: Reconstruction has evolved long way from primary closure to flaps. As time evolved, better understanding of vascularity of flap has led to the development of innovative reconstructive techniques. These flaps can be raised from various parts of the body for reconstruction and have shown least donor site morbidity. We use one such peroneal artery perforator flap for tongue reconstruction with advantage of thin pliable flap, minimal donor site morbidity and hidden scar. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our patient 57yrs old lady underwent wide local excision with selective neck dissection...
March 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286393/versatility-of-fibula-free-flap-in-reconstruction-of-facial-defects-a-center-study
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Sunil S Shroff, Sanjiv C Nair, Anjan Shah, Balasubramanya Kumar
PURPOSE: To study a series of cases where vascularised fibula flap was used in various combinations of bone with muscle and skin along with its modifications for reconstruction of simple and composite defects of the facial region. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The investigators designed a retrospective study composed of patients with any pathology or defect who underwent reconstruction of maxilla or mandible with vascularised fibula free flap from 2009 to 2013. All patients were evaluated for age, gender, location and type of defect, incorporation of adjoining skin paddle and muscle, number of fibula osteotomies, ischaemia time, anticoagulant regimen, length of hospital stay, flap failure rate, dental implant rehabilitation...
March 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280893/aesthetic-eyebrow-reconstruction-with-an-expanded-scalp-island-flap-pedicled-by-the-superficial-temporal-artery
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Xing Yuan Pang, Jun Ren, Wei Xu, Rui Wan, Wei Yuan, Ying Shu
PURPOSE: This case study demonstrates a new operative method of eyebrow reconstruction, in which the hair density of the reconstructed eyebrow is controlled by the surgeon and is more similar to that of the uninjured side, resulting in a more natural facial expression and greater aesthetic value for our patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The operation was divided into two stages: Stage 1: Implantation of a soft tissue expander into the corresponding subgaleal position of the parietal branch of the superficial temporal artery on the injured side, followed by dilation of the expander until the density of the hair on the expanded scalp reached a suitable value and was lower than that of the uninjured eyebrow...
March 9, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280668/zygomatico-maxillary-reconstruction-with-computer-aided-manufacturing-of-a-free-dcia-osseous-flap-and-intraoral-anastomoses
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Andrée-Anne Roy, Johnny I Efanov, Geneviève Mercier-Couture, André Chollet, Daniel E Borsuk
Craniomaxillofacial reconstruction using virtual surgical planning, computer-aided manufacturing, and new microsurgical techniques optimizes patient-specific and defect-directed reconstruction. A 3D customized free deep circumflex iliac artery (DCIA) flap with intraoral anastomoses was performed on a 23-year-old man with a posttraumatic right zygomatico-maxillary defect with failure of alloplastic implant reconstruction. An osseous iliac crest flap was sculpted based on a customized 3D model of the mirror image of the patient's unaffected side to allow for perfect fit to the zygomatico-maxillary defect...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280662/avoiding-facial-incisions-with-midface-free-tissue-transfer
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Mark W Stalder, Michael Sosin, Leo J Urbinelli, James L Mayo, Amir H Dorafshar, Hugo St Hilaire, Daniel E Borsuk, Eduardo D Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: We have adopted an intraoral microsurgical anastomosis to the facial vessels to eliminate the need for any visible facial incisions. METHODS: Cadaveric dissection was used to demonstrate accessibility of the facial artery and vein through an intraoral approach. Additionally, 5 patients underwent free tissue transfer for reconstruction of major defects of the midface through an intraoral, transmucosal approach, obviating the need for visible skin incisions...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279397/-reconstruction-of-the-ear-in-the-burns-patient
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Jorge Raúl Carrillo-Córdova, Yusef Jiménez Murat, Armando Apellaniz-Campo, Hazel Bracho-Olvera, Raúl Carrillo Esper
Face burns are a singular pathology with great functional and psychological impact in the patients suffering them. The ears play a fundamental role in personal interactions and damage to this organ results in physical and emotional distress. The reconstructive treatment of the burned ear is a challenge. Multiple procedures have been described to achieve success in the reconstruction of the burned ear; immediate reconstruction with autologous rib cartilage, secondary reconstruction, alloplastic material reconstruction, tissue expansion, skin grafts and also microvascular flaps are some of the most common procedures used in this patients...
March 6, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277272/a-case-report-on-a-burned-ear-elastic-memory-of-cartilage-following-temporary-burial-in-a-skin-pocket
#14
D O Visscher, P P M van Zuijlen
Preserving exposed ear cartilage following a facial burn remains a major challenge. Normally, burned ear cartilage cannot be preserved in case of a full thickness burn of the overlying skin, and the cartilage has to be surgically removed. Sometimes, reconstructions can be performed at a later stage. We report a case where burned ear cartilage was directly surgically buried in a retroauricular skin pocket showing remarkable elastic memory: the buried ear cartilage, in this case the antihelix, regenerated over time and regained its original position protruding from the facial area...
October 27, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275282/additive-manufacturing-for-surgical-planning-of-mandibular-fracture
#15
Nadja Maria da Silva Oliveira Brito, Renata de Souza Coelho Soares, Erik Lafitt Tavares Monteiro, Sergio Charifker Ribeiro Martins, Josuel Raimundo Cavalcante, Rafael Grotta Grempel, José Augusto de Oliveira Neto
Currently, imaging techniques such as Computed Tomography with three-dimensional reconstruction (3D) and Magnetic Resonances are being routinely used in pre-surgical planning in all fields of medicine. Nowadays, virtual three-dimensional images, commonly displayed on two-dimensional surfaces, such as the computer screen, can be used to produce rapidly prototyped models, with excellent dimensional accuracy and fine reproduction of anatomical structures, providing professionals with the ability to use the biomodel in planning and simulating medical and dental procedures (oral and maxillofacial surgery, making individualized facial implants and prostheses, measurements and previous adaptations of prefabricated fixation plates), thus contributing to considerable reductions in surgical time and consequently the duration of anesthesia, minimizing infection risks and reducing hospital costs...
December 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272152/aesthetic-reconstruction-of-the-frontotemporal-region-the-extended-a-t-plasty-a-workhorse-revisited
#16
Beniamino Brunetti, Stefania Tenna, Igor Poccia, Francesco Segreto, Paolo Persichetti
BACKGROUND: A-T plasty has long been a workhorse for defects located around the eyebrow or in the upper and lower lip. It allows like-with-like reconstruction with placement of the scars in natural creases or subunit junctions. In this article, the authors describe their refined technique to specifically address moderate to large size defects of the frontotemporal, preauricular, and zygomatic regions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients underwent reconstruction with the extended A-T plasty at our institution after skin cancer excision...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272147/long-term-follow-up-of-flap-prefabrication-in-facial-reconstruction-13-years-experiences
#17
Weixin Wang, Muxin Zhao, Yong Tang, Wen Chen, Zhe Yang, Ning Ma, Lisi Xu, Jun Feng, Yangqun Li
BACKGROUND: Flap prefabrication is to turn a random flap into an axial flap by transferring a vascular pedicle. METHODS: In the past 13 years, we have prefabricated 20 flaps in 20 patients by the superficial temporal artery and its concomitant veins. Typically, a 50- to 800-mL tissue expander was implanted in the donor site. After flap maturation, the prefabricated flap was raised and transferred locally to cover the large defect on the face. All the cases were followed up regularly...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263248/operating-room-fires-in-oculoplastic-surgery
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Robi N Maamari, Philip L Custer
PURPOSE: This study was performed to characterize the frequency, causes, and possible risk factors of operating room (OR) fires experienced by members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. METHODS: An online questionnaire was distributed to American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members, collecting data on surgical fires experienced by respondents throughout their careers. In addition, the questionnaire investigated viewpoints on OR fire safety, current practice patterns with oxygen delivery and surgical device usage, and management of patients referred after previous surgical fire exposure...
March 3, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260754/anthropometric-study-of-face-on-bangladeshi-adult-garo-male
#19
A Kabir, M Khalil, S Z Sultana, S Choudhury, S Farjan, Z Ahmed, S Ajmery, E Z Epsi, R S Zisa, M Ismatsara
The present cross sectional descriptive type of study provides a standard for Bangladeshi Garo male regarding physiognomical face height, morphological face height and maximum facial breadth in Mymensingh Sadar, Haluaghat, Madhuopor Upazilas from July 2015 to June 2016. An attempt has been made out to find out correlation of stature with the parameters and to measure different face index. The current study also generates different face types on the basis of morphological face index. The study was done on 121 Garo male between 25-45 years of age in Bangladesh...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259053/reconstructive-considerations-following-a-necrotic-spider-bite-on-the-face-a-case-report
#20
Joachim Mikkelsen, Grethe Schmidt, Rikke Holmgaard
INTRODUCTION: Spider bites as the cause of necrotic skin and soft tissue lesions occur very rarely in Central and Northern Europe. Recluse spiders, distributed almost worldwide, are one of two genera of spiders with confirmed capability of causing necrotic lesions. In the facial region, the resulting defects represent a potential reconstructive challenge, especially in younger patients. METHODS: This case report has been reported in line with the SCARE criteria...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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