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Compromised flap

Joseph Château, Aram Gazarian, Fabien Boucher, Lionel Badet, Fabienne Braye, Michel Saint-Cyr, Ali Mojallal
We report a case of a young double-hand allotransplant patient who presented with a full-thickness skin necrosis of the dorsum of the left hand after vascular compromise of the allotransplantation. Considering the lack of viable dorsal tissue overlying the extensor tendons and the need for early hand rehabilitation, an ultrathin pedicled groin flap was used for the coverage. This procedure resulted in salvaging the allotransplantation, and the patient was able to successfully return to work after his surgery...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Alastair Henry, James A McCaul
INTRODUCTION: Complex hard and soft tissue defects produced as a result of ablative resection of head and neck malignancy can represent a reconstructive challenge, especially when patients are medically compromised. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of 72-year-old women presenting with an oral squamous cell carcinoma of the right floor of mouth invading the right mandible. Surgical management of the disease required ablative surgery with complex free tissue transfer reconstruction to provide restoration of form and function...
October 12, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Chandrashekhar R Bande, Akshay Mishra, M K Gupta, Manu Goel, Mayur J Gawande
PURPOSE: Resections in the posterior component of the oral cavity usually lead to severe functional compromise and lower quality of life for patients. Notable advances in reconstruction of the posterior part of the mouth and of the oropharynx have occurred in recent decades. The anatomic and physiologic rehabilitation of the defect to a reasonable outcome with low morbidity and mortality remains the founding basis of any surgical reconstruction, which also holds true for oral oropharyngeal and retromaxillary reconstructions...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jordan J Allensworth, Scott H Troob, Tyler S Weaver, Javier D Gonzalez, Daniel Petrisor, Mark K Wax
OBJECTIVE: Acute invasive fungal sinusitis (AIFS) is a frequently fatal infection for which extensive and debilitating surgical debridement is a mainstay of therapy. Resulting defects are often composite in nature, mandating free tissue-transfer reconstruction. Outcomes data for free flap reconstruction are limited. The purpose of this study was to examine surgical outcomes and survival in patients undergoing free flap transfer following invasive fungal sinusitis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series...
October 12, 2016: Laryngoscope
Ki Yong Hong, Lan Sook Chang, Hak Chang, Kyung Won Minn, Ung Sik Jin
BACKGROUND: Breast reconstruction with microvascular free tissue transfer has become a widely used method. Despite a high rate of success, a compromised flap necessitating re-exploration can occur. Here, we introduce direct thrombectomy as a flap salvage technique, and compared the results with conventional thrombectomy. METHODS: A total of 488 patients who underwent breast reconstruction using a free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap between March 2009 and February 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
October 5, 2016: Microsurgery
Anders Rosendal Korshoej, Guilherme Bicalho Saturnino, Line Kirkegaard Rasmussen, Gorm von Oettingen, Jens Christian Hedemann Sørensen, Axel Thielscher
OBJECTIVE: The present work proposes a new clinical approach to TTFields therapy of glioblastoma. The approach combines targeted surgical skull removal (craniectomy) with TTFields therapy to enhance the induced electrical field in the underlying tumor tissue. Using computer simulations, we explore the potential of the intervention to improve the clinical efficacy of TTFields therapy of brain cancer. METHODS: We used finite element analysis to calculate the electrical field distribution in realistic head models based on MRI data from two patients: One with left cortical/subcortical glioblastoma and one with deeply seated right thalamic anaplastic astrocytoma...
2016: PloS One
Sang Woo Park, Junhyung Kim, Jaehoon Choi, Jun Sik Kim, Jeong Hwan Lee, Young Sook Park
Patients scheduled for microsurgical reconstruction of the lower leg often receive preoperative assessment of recipient vessels using angiography. However, no clear standard is available for evaluating angiographic results to predict free-flap survival outcomes. We developed angiographic criteria for predicting surgical outcome in patients with lower-extremity peripheral arterial disease based on abnormality of the anterior tibial and posterior tibial arteries. We applied the criteria to a small number of patients scheduled for microsurgical reconstruction of the lower leg...
September 29, 2016: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
José Francisco Sales Chagas, Maria Beatriz Nogueira Pascoal, José Luís Braga Aquino, Luís Antônio Brandi, Evandro Von Zuben Previtale, Ana Sofia Pontes Trillo, Otávio Alberto Curioni, Abrão Rapoport, Rogério Aparecido Dedivitis
OBJECTIVE: to assess the efficacy of the single transverse extended cervical incision in radical neck dissection. METHOD: we conducted a prospective study, from January 2008 to January 2009, with 18 patients undergoing surgical treatment of malignant tumors of the upper aero-digestive tract. The primary lesion was located in the oral cavity in eight cases, in the oropharynx in three, in the hypopharynx in three, in the larynx in two, in the maxillary sinus, and in one case, the primary injury was hidden...
July 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Mukur Dipi Ray, Pankaj K Garg, Ashish Jakhetiya, Sunil Kumar, Durgatosh Pandey
Ilio-inguinal lymph node dissection (IILD) is a commonly performed surgical procedure for a number of malignant conditions involving mainly the male and female genitalia, and the skin; however the postoperative morbidity of IILD, due to high frequency of flap necrosis, wound infection and seroma formation, has always been a major concern for the surgeons. The aim of the study is to highlight a modified skin bridge technique of IILD using two parallel curvilinear incisions to minimize postoperative skin flap necrosis...
September 26, 2016: World Journal of Methodology
Jeong Tae Kim, Sang Wha Kim
BACKGROUND: Intractable chronic wounds share the basic problem of the environment being unfavorable for wound healing and prone to infection, inflammation, and recurrences. Microsurgical flap provides a healthy, well-vascularized normal tissue to compromised intractable environment, and promotes wound healing. In this report, we present the results of microsurgical flaps used for the reconstruction of chronic intractable conditions including chronic ulcer with an ischemic environment and pathologic lesions with a congestive environment...
September 23, 2016: Microsurgery
Joseph W Duncumb, Kana Miyagi, Parto Forouhi, Charles M Malata
Abdominal free flaps for microsurgical breast reconstruction are most commonly harvested based on the deep inferior epigastric vessels that supply skin and fat via perforators through the rectus muscle and sheath. Intact perforator anatomy and connections are vital for subsequent optimal flap perfusion and avoidance of necrosis, be it partial or total. The intraflap vessels are delicate and easily damaged and it is generally advised that patients should avoid heparin injection into the abdominal pannus preoperatively as this may compromise the vascular perforators through direct needle laceration, pressure from bruising, haematoma formation, or perforator thrombosis secondary to external compression...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Nanda Kishore Sahoo, Ajay P Desai, Indranil Deb Roy, Vishal Kulkarni
Breach in the palatal vault leading to an abnormal communication between oral and nasal cavity is known as oro-nasal communication. It is an uncommon presentation in day-to-day clinical practice except in some patients of cleft lip and palate.Etiology may be congenital or acquired. Alveolar and palatal cleft defects are the most common etiological factor. The acquired causes may be trauma, periapical pathology, infections, neoplasms, postsurgical complications, and radio and chemo necrosis.Clinical features like nasal regurgitation of food, defective speech, fetid odor, bad taste, and upper respiratory tract and ear infection are associated with oro-nasal communication...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Daria Almesberger, Francesco Manna, Gianni Franco Guarneri, Andrea Marchesi, Pier Camillo Parodi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the vascular malformations of the head and neck. They are uncommon lesions, but some areas have a significant potential for fatality, due to their massive bleeding. The vascular anatomy of the nose carries a high recurrence rate, due to the unique characteristic of the nose, especially if deep vascular connection is present. METHODS: The present article describes 2 patients of nasal dorsum arteriovenous malformations, both using a combined procedure: preoperative selective embolization, en-bloc tumor resection, and reconstruction with a forehead flap...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Urs D A Müller-Richter, Gerhard H Weyandt, Achim Woeckel, Alexander C Kübler
Functional and aesthetical reconstruction, especially of the upper lip after ablative tumor surgery, can be very challenging. The skin of the lip might be sufficiently reconstructed by transpositional flaps from the nasolabial or facial area. Large defects of the lip mucosa, including the vestibule, are even more challenging due to the fact that flaps from the inner lining of the oral cavity often lead to functional impairments. We present a case of multiple vermilion and skin resections of the upper lip. At the last step, we had to resect even the whole vermilion mucosa, including parts of the oral mucosa of the vestibule, leaving a bare orbicularis oris muscle...
May 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Peirong Yu
The introduction of the transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap in the 1970s marks the beginning of modern breast reconstruction although implants were available even earlier mainly for breast augmentation. Mastectomy techniques have evolved from the early Halsted radical mastectomy to the modern skin sparing mastectomy. The latter made possible using implants for breast reconstruction. Although prosthetic reconstruction provides a simpler procedure with quick recovery, autologous reconstruction offers more natural and long-lasting results especially in the setting of radiotherapy...
August 2016: Gland Surgery
Emre Gazyakan, Chih-Wei Wu, Jung-Ju Huang, Holger Engel, Ian Lee Valerio, Ming-Huei Cheng
BACKGROUND: Osteoradionecrosis may develop on the residual mandible or reconstructed fibula because of inadequate soft tissue coverage and compromised tissue perfusion post mandibular reconstruction, and radiation. This study was to investigate the incidence of osteoradionecrosis following class III mandibular defect reconstructions with an OPAC flap versus a fibula OSC flap. METHODS: A retrospective review of a consecutive series of mandibular reconstructions between 1999 and 2010 was performed...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Jonathon Bryce Olenczak, Daniel Murariu, Keita Ikeda, Robert H Thiele, Chris A Campbell
Background Flap monitoring with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) facilitates early detection of vascular compromise. However, standard NIRS devices that employ two wavelengths of light to assess tissue oxygenation (StO2) are susceptible to artifact from background noise and demonstrate significant variability in the clinical setting. As the number of wavelengths detected by a NIRS device is increased, the precision of StO2 measurements can be improved and additional chromophores other than oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin can be measured...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Peter McAllister, Isabel Teo, Kuen Chin, Boikanyo Makubate, David Alexander Munnoch
Breast reconstruction using free tissue transfer is an increasingly utilised oncoplastic procedure. The aim was to review all bilateral breast reconstructions using abdominal free flaps by a single surgeon over an 11-year period (2003-2014). A retrospective review was performed on all patients who underwent bilateral breast reconstruction using abdominal free flaps between 2003 and 2014 by the senior author (DAM). Data analysed included patient demographics, indication for reconstruction, surgical details, and complications...
2016: Plastic Surgery International
Yao-Chou Lee, Wei-Chen Chen, Szu-Han Chen, Kuo-Shu Hung, Jenn-Ren Hsiao, Jing-Wei Lee, Shyh-Jou Shieh
BACKGROUND: Whether one-vein or two-vein drainage yields better outcomes in anterolateral thigh flap reconstruction after oral cancer ablation is still being debated. Thus, the authors investigated this question. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, the authors reviewed the charts of 321 patients with oral cancer who, between August of 2010 and July of 2014, had undergone ablative surgery and then immediate reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh flap...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Conor M Devine, Timothy M Haffey, Samuel Trosman, Michael A Fritz
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To show that, for patients with few medical comorbidities and at low risk for airway compromise or fistula formation, early discharge after free tissue transfer for head and neck reconstruction is a safe and viable option. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: A cohort of patients who underwent free tissue transfer for head and neck reconstruction between February 2010 and December 2014 and who were discharged from the hospital by postoperative day 3 were reviewed...
July 26, 2016: Laryngoscope
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