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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140581/comparison-of-long-term-outcomes-between-pull-through-resection-and-mandibular-lip-split-surgery-for-t4a-tongue-floor-of-mouth-cancers
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Shih-Jung Cheng, Hui-Hsin Ko, Jang-Jaer Lee, Sang-Heng Kok
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the pull-through resection is better than the mandibular lip-split for advanced tongue/floor of mouth (FOM) cancers, which remains inconclusive. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on 91 patients with T4a tongue/FOM cancers from 2009 to 2014. Cases with mandibular resection were excluded. The pull-through resection was used when the mouth opening was ≥15 mm; otherwise the mandibular lip-split was used...
November 15, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126421/peroneal-artery-perforator-flap-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-lower-extremity-wounds
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Liang Cheng, Xiaqing Yang, Tingxiang Chen, Zhijie Li
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of chronic lower extremity wounds remains challenging. These wounds are mainly associated with diabetes mellitus, infections, and osteomyelitis. Although several reconstructive techniques are available, the peroneal artery perforator flap has unique advantages. METHODS: In this study, we discuss our experiences with peroneal artery perforator flaps in 55 patients who had suffered from chronic lower limb wounds. The size of the defect, comorbidities, etiology, flap size, and complications were recorded and analyzed based on a retrospective chart review...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108918/donor-site-morbidity-of-the-anterolateral-thigh-flap
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Hannes Weise, Andreas Naros, Gunnar Blumenstock, Michael Krimmel, Sebastian Hoefert, Susanne Kluba, Stefan Hofer, Siegmar Reinert
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate donor site morbidity after reconstruction of defects in the head and neck region with an anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap. METHODS: From 07/2006 to 12/2015 the anterolateral thigh flap was used for reconstruction of large intra- or extraoral defects in 138 patients. The donor sites were available to examine for morbidity in 51 patients (36.7%). All patients completed a standardized questionnaire, received a physical examination, and underwent isokinetic muscle exercises of the lower extremity with a Dynamometer...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024491/surgical-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-after-microvascular-reconstruction-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Young-Hoon Joo, Kwang-Jae Cho, Jun-Ook Park, Sang-Yeon Kim, Min-Sik Kim
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to evaluate the importance of clinical factors in the prediction of postoperative complications in patients with microvascular reconstruction for head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). DESIGN: A retrospective review of case notes was performed. SETTING: Patients treated at a single institute. PARTICIPANTS: The present study included 259 patients with HNSCC treated with radical surgery and microvascular reconstruction between 1993 and 2014...
October 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988465/outcomes-and-reliability-of-the-flow-coupler-in-postoperative-monitoring-of-head-and-neck-free-flaps
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Rance J T Fujiwara, Jacqueline M Dibble, Scott V Larson, Matthew L Pierce, Saral Mehra
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To assess the accuracy and reliability of the flow coupler relative to the implantable arterial Doppler probe in postoperative monitoring of head and neck free flaps. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective single-institution study, April 2015 to March 2017. METHODS: Both the venous flow coupler and arterial Doppler were employed in 120 consecutive head and neck free flap cases. When Doppler signal loss occurred, flaps were evaluated by physical exam to determine whether signal loss was a true positive necessitating operating room takeback...
October 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978276/a-novel-rodent-excision-model-for-ischemia-impaired-wound-healing
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Anna Theresa Hofmann, Sabine Neumann, James Crawford Ferguson, Heinz Redl, Rainer Mittermayr
Delayed wound healing and the potentially resulting chronic wounds are a challenging clinical problem. Available therapeutic strategies are limited in both number and efficacy. For developing and establishing novel treatment approaches appropriate clinical relevant animal models are essential. The aim of the study was to establish a reliable and reproducible delayed wound healing model which simulates the clinical scenario of compromised vascular tissue perfusion (hypoxia/ischemia). Therefore a standard rodent ischemic flap model was modified by challenging the tissue with ascending degrees of ischemia using different surgical approaches (minimal, mild, moderate and severe ischemic invasive approach)...
October 5, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919826/forehead-galeal-pericranial-flap-for-single-staged-total-upper-eyelid-reconstruction-in-sebaceous-gland-carcinoma-excision
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Hui-Hsiu Chang, Edward Suh, Blake H Fortes, Franklin Zheng, Anny Ms Cheng
PURPOSE: To present a successful case of single-staged total upper eyelid reconstruction after sebaceous gland carcinoma excision by using forehead galeal pericranial flap. OBSERVATIONS: An 80-year-old female with a progressively enlarged left upper eyelid mass presented with ocular irritation, blurred vision, and gritty sensation despite topical antibiotics treatment. This multinodular mass involved the left total upper eyelid, compromised corneal surface integrity, and caused complete ptosis...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913134/management-of-vesicovaginal-fistulas-after-gynecologic-surgery
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Burak Tatar, Taylan Oksay, Fatma Selcen Cebe, Sedat Soyupek, Evrim Erdemoğlu
OBJECTIVE: In developed nations, surgery, especially gynecologic procedures, is the major cause of vesicovaginal fistulas (VVFs). We retrospectively evaluated our treatment modalities for VVF repair caused by a gynecologic surgery, and discussed the reasons of selecting certain surgical techniques and their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared the surgical procedure preferences of surgeons and their results with patient and surgeon characteristics for the management of VVFs after an inciting gynecologic surgery in Süleyman Demirel University Hospital, Isparta over a 10-year period...
March 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875119/indocyanine-green-fluorescence-to-evaluate-nasoseptal-flap-viability-in-endoscopic-endonasal-cranial-base-surgery
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Edward E Kerr, Ali Jamshidi, Ricardo L Carrau, Raewyn G Campbell, Leo F Ditzel Filho, Bradley A Otto, Daniel M Prevedello
Objectives  The pedicled nasoseptal flap (NSF) has dramatically reduced postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leakage following endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) surgery. Although rare, its arterial supply may be damaged during harvest or may be preoperatively damaged for numerous reasons. Early recognition permits harvesting a contralateral flap before sacrificing its pedicle as part of the surgical exposure or use of an alternative flap. Design  Technical feasibility study and case series. Setting  Tertiary care university-associated medical center...
October 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861379/the-current-status-of-robotic-transaxillary-thyroidectomy-in-the-united-states-an-experience-from-two-centers
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Nisar Zaidi, Despoina Daskalaki, Pablo Quadri, Alexis Okoh, Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, Eren Berber
BACKGROUND: Few studies exist regarding the state of robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy (RT) and its outcomes at high-volume institutions. METHODS: Eighty-nine patients underwent RT between January 2009 and September 2015 at two tertiary centers. Data were collected from prospectively-maintained IRB-approved databases. Patient demographic and clinical data, and trends were evaluated. RESULTS: Indications for RT included biopsy-proven or suspicion for malignancy in 20...
August 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859923/proper-choice-of-donor-site-veins-for-patients-undergoing-free-radial-forearm-flap-reconstruction-for-the-defects-of-head-and-neck
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Qin-Kai Zhai, Wei Dai, Xue-Xin Tan, Jian Sun, Chen-Ping Zhang, Xing-Jun Qin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the reliability of the deep venous drainage system of the free radial forearm flap. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors implemented a retrospective cohort study and enrolled patients admitted for the evaluation and management of head and neck tumors with radial forearm flap reconstruction. The primary predictor variables were the donor site veins, including the deep, dual, and superficial venous drainage systems. The primary outcome measurement was the incidence of venous compromise...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852022/multipoint-tissue-circulation-monitoring-with-a-flexible-optical-probe
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Yoko Tomioka, Shintaro Enomoto, Jian Gu, Akiko Kaneko, Itsuro Saito, Yusuke Inoue, Taeseong Woo, Isao Koshima, Kotaro Yoshimura, Takao Someya, Masaki Sekino
Compromised circulation is a potential complication during the postoperative period following tissue transplantation. The use of a monitoring device allows physicians to detect compromised circulation immediately. Such monitoring devices need to be continuously usable, wearable, and area-detectable. However, existing devices fail to satisfy all of these requirements simultaneously. We developed a wearable, multipoint pulse wave-monitoring device. An array of reflective optical sensors implemented on a thin film substrate was used as a lightweight and flexible probe...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843005/reconstruction-of-midface-defects-with-the-osteocutaneous-radial-forearm-flap-evaluation-of-long-term-outcomes-including-patient-reported-quality-of-life
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Timothy M Connolly, Larissa Sweeny, Benjamin Greene, Anthony Morlandt, William R Carroll, Eben L Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Maxillectomy defects significantly impair quality of life. Prosthetics can overcome some of these issues, but has limitations. The role of the osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap (OC-RFFF) has been established for reconstruction of smaller maxillectomy defects, but its role in larger defects is not well defined. We aim to evaluate outcomes after midface reconstruction utilizing the OC-RFFF. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospective database collected between 2005 and 2014 of midface reconstruction using OC-RFFF in a tertiary care centre...
October 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817126/principles-for-vertical-ridge-augmentation-in-the-atrophic-posterior-mandible-a-technical-review
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Istvan A Urban, Alberto Monje, Jaime Lozada, Hom-Lay Wang
Guided bone regeneration has become more predictable due to advances in material sciences. Nevertheless, vertical ridge augmentation (VRA) remains a potential challenge due to the complexity of soft tissue management. This becomes more complicated in the posterior atrophic mandible due to limited access and poorer blood supply. As such, a number of critical elements must be taken into consideration in treatment planning. Anatomical structures potentially jeopardize intraoperative adverse events such as bleeding or neurosensory disturbances...
September 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799442/the-use-of-innervated-radial-artery-superficial-palmar-branch-perforator-free-flap-for-complex-digital-injuries-reconstruction
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Zhenglin Chi, Georgios Pafitanis, Luis Eduardo Parra Pont, Roshan Vijayan, Stefano Marcelli, Weiyang Gao, Zan Li, Xiao Zhou, Dajiang Song, Peng Yang
Loco-regional flaps have been widely used for the reconstruction of digital injuries without requiring microvascular anastomosis, however, they result in scarring and compromised functional outcomes. This study demonstrates our experience utilizing the innervated radial artery superficial palmar branch (RASPB) perforator free flap for complex digital injury reconstruction. From May 2007 to March 2014, the innervated RASPB perforator free flap was used to reconstruct 79 distal complex hand and digital soft tissue defects of which 14 were used to re-vascularise the distal digit in a flow-through fashion...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796109/resurfacing-of-the-mid-and-lower-faces-by-preexpanded-supraclavicular-flap
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Muxin Zhao, Yangqun Li, Lisi Xu, Zhe Yang, Chunmei Hu, Yong Tang, Wen Chen, Ning Ma, Weixin Wang, Jun Feng
Extensive scarring and giant nevi on the mid and lower faces places further demands on scar resurfacing in terms of match, size, and thickness. The area of supraclavicular cervical flap is rather limited, but the expansion could expand its utility in facial resurfacing.Rectangular expanders were inserted via the incisions at the upper fringes of clavicles, and implanted under supraclavicular flap areas. After full expansion, the flap based on supraclavicular artery was elevated to cover the defects left by surgical removal of scar or tumor...
September 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777480/serous-lined-stapled-pouch-wall-plication-initial-results-of-a-simple-and-quick-novel-continence-mechanism-in-troubleshooting-secondary-to-continent-cutaneous-urinary-diversion
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Hubertus Riedmiller, Arkadius Kocot, Charis Kalogirou
OBJECTIVES: To report a novel and straightforward technique of a secondary continent outlet for continent cutaneous urinary diversion (CCUD) reservoirs without the need for further bowel resection, reducing operation time and hospitalization. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 2015 to 2017, 6 patients with unreconstructable, incontinent outlets (out of a total pool of n=595 CCUD patients) have undergone the technique described here at our department. It relies on the Mitrofanoff principle, using a stapled full-thickness pouch wall plication, which creates a flap-valve continence mechanism...
August 4, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774250/vascularized-spare-parts-reconstruction-of-hand-gunshot-injury
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Nathan Patrick, Alexander Payatakes
Reconstruction of extensive traumatic bone and soft tissue deficits in the hand often presents a significant challenge. We present a case of a gunshot wound managed with a resourceful "vascularized spare parts" reconstruction in which a single compromised digit provided two separate vascularized tissue transfers. A rarely reported pedicled phalanx restored osseous stability, a digital fillet flap achieved soft tissue coverage, and the flexor tendons reanimated the hand. An excellent functional and cosmetic result was obtained and the patient was able to return to manual labor within six months of injury...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760638/the-impact-of-autologous-breast-reconstruction-using-diep-flap-on-the-oncologic-efficacy-of-radiation-therapy
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C Maalouf, J Bou-Merhi, E Karam, E Patocskai, A M Danino
INTRODUCTION: In the management of breast cancer radiation therapy plays a substantive role in decreasing local recurrence and increasing overall survival. Still, there exists controversy concerning compromised radiation delivery plans and suboptimal delivery after immediate autologous breast reconstruction. Our study aims to assess the oncologic safety of immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) with a Deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP), in the setting of adjuvant radiation therapy...
July 28, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746932/morbidity-and-functional-outcomes-following-free-jejunal-flap-reconstruction-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Song Ni, Yiming Zhu, Dong Qu, Jian Wang, Dezhi Li, Bin Zhang, Zhengang Xu, Shaoyan Liu
AIM: To evaluate the morbidity and fundamental functional outcomes (swallow and speech) after free jejunal flap (FJF) reconstruction following total pharyngolaryngo-esophagectomy (PLE) in China. METHODS: 18 patients with FJF reconstruction after total PLE were retrospectively reviewed. Scheduled barium swallow test was performed 7-10 days postoperatively. Rehabilitation of swallowing and speech for patients was assessed by the Performance Status Scale for Head and Neck Cancer Patients...
2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
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