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Gregory C Manista, Andrew Dennis, Matthew Kaminsky
The immediate recognition and timely response of compartment syndrome due to damage caused by penetrating trauma has immense clinical outcomes. The following is a case report of a complicated fasciotomy in a 33-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound to his left lower extremity and the surgical management leading to adequate limb salvage and recovery.
April 2018: Trauma Case Reports
Kevin A Reinard, Hesham M Zakaria, Ahmad Qatanani, Ian Y Lee, Jack P Rock, Herman P Houin
OBJECTIVE Reconstruction of large solitary cranial defects after multiple craniotomies is challenging because scalp contraction generally requires more than simple subcutaneous undermining to ensure effective and cosmetically appealing closure. In plastic and reconstructive surgery, soft tissue expansion is considered the gold standard for reconstructing scalp defects; however, these techniques are not well known nor are they routinely practiced among neurosurgeons. The authors here describe a simple external tissue expansion technique that is associated with low morbidity and results in high cosmetic satisfaction among patients...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
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