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Chun'an Qu, Yue Liu, Xiaoyu Wang, Min Li, Dongyue Li, Shengjian Tang
Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of levator muscle resection combined with Mustarde's double Z-plasty to correct blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES). Methods: Between March 2015 and June 2017, one-stage operation of levator muscle resection combined with Mustarde's double Z-plasty were performed on 26 children with bilateral BPES. There were 16 boys and 10 girls with an average age of 7 years (range, 4-14 years). All patients marked the four typical signs of BPES...
June 1, 2018: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
Ugur Kaya, Abdurrahim Çolak, Necip Becit, Munacettin Ceviz, Hikmet Kocak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate early clinical outcomes and echocardiographic measurements of the left ventricle in patients who underwent left ventricular aneurysm repair using two different techniques associated to myocardial revascularization. METHODS: Eighty-nine patients (74 males, 15 females; mean age 58±8.4 years; range: 41 to 80 years) underwent post-infarction left ventricular aneurysm repair and myocardial revascularization performed between 1996 and 2016...
March 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Seyed Esmail Hassanpour, Fatemeh Hosseinizadegan Shirazi, Ferial Karim
INTRODUCTION: Craniofacial clefts are unusual. Perioral clefts that are discussed in the literature include cleft lip and cleft palate is more common. Midline mandibular and lower lip clefts are rare. Lateral lower lip cleft with only soft tissue involvement is so rare that it has not been reported until now. CLINICAL REPORT: A 44-month-old girl with a 1-cm-length cleft on the lateral side of the lower lip 8 mm medial to the commissure in lateral one-third of the lower lip referred to the authors' clinic...
June 11, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Tatsuya Tarui, Norihiko Ishikawa, Ryuta Kiuchi, Shigeyuki Tomita, Hiroshi Ohtake, Go Watanabe
OBJECTIVE: The mitral valve plasty (MVP) technique for degenerative disease is typically leaflet resection and suturing. However, this technique is time consuming and unreproducible. To overcome this disadvantage, we developed a nonresectional folding technique, which is fast and reproducible. In this report, we examine our new folding technique in robotic MVP. METHODS: The new folding technique was performed in 10 patients (age 56 ± 15 years), and the conventional resection and suturing (RS) technique was performed in 22 patients (age 53 ± 8 years)...
May 7, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
Ferdinand Köckerling, Maarten P Simons
With more than 20 million patients annually, inguinal hernia repair is one of the most often performed surgical procedures worldwide. The lifetime risk to develop an inguinal hernia is 27-43% for men and 3-6% for women. In spite of all advances, 11% of all patients suffer from a recurrence and 10-12% from chronic pain following primary inguinal hernia repair. By developing evidence-based guidelines and recommendations, the international hernia societies aim to improve the outcome of inguinal hernia repair due to standardization of care...
April 2018: Visceral Medicine
Akira Hashiguchi, Tsukasa Kanchiku, Norihiro Nishida, Toshihiko Taguchi
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical study. PURPOSE: We examined the dynamic characteristics of different operative procedures using three-dimensional finite-element models. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Cervical laminoplasty is often selected for patients requiring multilevel spinal decompression. Many laminoplasty techniques have been developed and are continually being improved. METHODS: Images were extracted for the two intervertebral joints between C3 and C5 in domestic rabbits...
June 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Long Deng, Jianping Xu, Yajie Tang, Hansong Sun, Sheng Liu, Yunhu Song
BACKGROUND: Valvuloplasty is generally considered unsuccessful in patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. Optimal timing of tricuspid valve surgery in these patients is crucial. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively reviewed 57 patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries undergoing tricuspid valve surgery at our institution. Eleven patients had tricuspid valve plasty and 46 had tricuspid valve replacement...
March 16, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
G Köhler, I Fischer, R Kaltenböck, M Mitteregger, G Seitinger, A Szyszkowitz
PURPOSE: Transabdominal preperitoneal hernia mesh plasty (TAPP) offers significant benefits to patients undergoing bilateral inguinal hernia repair. We evaluated a novel pre-shaped, large-pored, titanium-coated, lightweight polypropylene mesh for bilateral placement as an alternative to two separate meshes. METHODS: Thirty-six patients underwent elective surgical repair of bilateral inguinal hernias with the new mesh at three departments of surgery in Linz and Graz, Austria, between May 1, 2015 and June 30, 2017...
June 5, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Rafael Corrales, Iñaki Mediavilla, Eric Margalet, Mikel Aramberri, Jorge A Murillo-González, Dean Matsuda
Ischiofemoral impingement is a source of hip pain derived from impingement between the lesser trochanter and the ischium. Lesser trochanter excision has been recommended for recalcitrant ischiofemoral impingement through either an anterior or posterior approach. However, neither of these approaches involves refixation of the iliopsoas tendon. We describe an endoscopic procedure involving anterior trochanter-plasty, minimizing the risk of sciatic complications, with refixation of the partially detached iliopsoas tendinous insertion, potentially minimizing compromise to hip flexion strength and anterior hip stability...
April 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Shunsuke Hori, Yozo Mitsui, Hidenori Iwai, Toshihiro Tai, Hideyuki Kobayashi, Koichi Nakajima, Koichi Nagao
We treated a 65-year-old Japanese man with a giant penile lymphedema due to chronic penile strangulation with a rubber band. He was referred to our hospital with progressive penile swelling that had developed over a period of 2 years from chronic use of a rubber band placed around the penile base for prevention of urinary incontinence. Under a diagnosis of giant penile lymphedema, we performed resection of abnormal penile skin weighing 4.8 kg, followed by a penile plasty procedure. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the seventh report of such a case worldwide, with the present giant penile lymphedema the most reported...
2018: Case Reports in Urology
Manuela Aspalter, Klaus Linni, Wolfgang Hitzl, Florian Enzmann, Julio Ellacuriaga, Ara Ugurluoglu, Thomas J Hölzenbein
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Carotid bifurcation resection with subsequent reconstruction is performed infrequently. While internal carotid artery (ICA) revascularisation is regarded as mandatory, the external carotid artery (ECA) is severed in most instances. Indications for and results of an autologous bifurcated carotid artery reconstruction are discussed. METHODS: This was a single centre retrospective analysis of a consecutive series of patients treated at an academic vascular surgery centre...
May 31, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Bart Kowalczyk, Anna Kuźnik-Buziewicz
This study presents outcomes of rotation-plasty for unilateral proximal femoral focal deficiency in the adolescent population. The function, timing of knee fusion, and complications were presented as well as patients' assessment of their function and appearance. Eight patients, aged 8.37 years (range: 3-16 years) during surgery, were evaluated. The mean follow-up duration was 9.25 years (range: 6-12 years). At follow-up, all the patients were pain free and able to ambulate outdoors. Complications included derotation of the foot in five patients, necessitating a re-rotation osteotomy in two...
May 30, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
Zhiyuan Jiang, Xiaobo You, Zhen Cai, Quan Liu, Kuangyun Tang, Han Zhang, Wei Cui, Zaihong Chen, Shan Luo
Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of local skin flaps such as V-Y advancement flap (V-Y plasty) and transposition flap (Z plasty) in the adjustment of reconstructed nasal alars at second stage. Methods: Between June 2012 and January 2017, 14 cases of reconstructed nasal alars by nasolabial flap or expanded forehead flap were recruited. There were 9 males and 5 females with an average age of 34.8 years (range, 18-52 years). The interval time between one- and two-stage operations was 1-12 months (mean, 3 months)...
January 1, 2018: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
Jiongtong Lin, Weiyi Yang, Jianke Pan, Minghui Luo, Xuewei Cao, Jun Liu
Objective: To review the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis infection after total knee arthro-plasty (TKA). Methods: The recent literature concerning the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis infection after TKA were extensively reviewed and summarized. Results: The diagnosis of tuberculosis infection after TKA is difficult. It should be combined with the patient's medical history, symptoms, signs, blood examinations, and imaging examinations, among which the bacterial culture and histopathological examination are the gold standard of diagnosis...
August 1, 2017: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
Taiji Okada, Kaori Mogi, Akihiro Endo, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Teiji Oda, Kazuaki Tanabe
Traumatic tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a rare cardiovascular complication in chest trauma. Changes in the left ventricle (LV) function after operation are unclear. A 61-year-old woman who had been involved in a traffic accident 1 month earlier presented with exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) accompanied by LV dysfunction due to anterior leaflet prolapse with papillary muscle rupture. After tricuspid plasty, the LV function improved, as evidenced by TTE and speckle tracking echocardiography...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
Sureyya Seneldir, Yusuf Muhammed Durna
Suture tip plasty is one the most used methods in nasal tip surgery. Transdomal suture (TDS) used for this purpose is utilized for providing the dome symmetry, thinning the nasal tip, and enhancing the nasal tip projection and rotation. However, there are not sufficient visual data on what the dome position should be during TDS. In this study, it was aimed to be directive in tip plasty and to define the convenient dome holding technique during TDS. Patients, 510 male and 621 female at the age of 18 to 50 years, who underwent the open technique septorhinoplasty between the years of 2003 to 2015 were included in the authors' study...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Yuan Deng, Weiwei Tang, Zhengkang Li
The Tessier Number 4 cleft is one of the rarest, most complex craniofacial anomalies that presents difficulties in surgical treatment. In this article, we report a case of simultaneous facial depression, eye displacement, and medial canthus deformity. In this case, the maxillary bony defect was reconstructed using computer-assisted design computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD-CAM) polyether-ether-ketone (PEEK) material, and the orbital floor defect was repaired with AO prefabricated titanium mesh. Additionally, the medial canthus was modified with canthopexy and a single Z-plasty flap...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Anja Lögers, Barbara Rosser, Burkhardt Seifert, Oliver Kretschmar, Michael Hübler, René Prêtre, Lotfi Ben Mime
OBJECTIVES: Do surgical modifications at the annular level (e.g. the modified Ross-Konno procedure or reduction plasty) influence the structure and function of the Ross autograft at the mid-term follow-up? METHODS: From June 2001 to July 2009, 49 patients (37 men and 12 women), mean age 10.5 ± 5.7 years (range 2 weeks to 17.8 years), underwent Ross operations. Twenty-one patients underwent additional aortic annulus reduction plasty and 9 patients a modified Ross-Konno procedure...
May 15, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Giuseppe Giannaccare, Aldo Vagge, Stefano Sebastiani, Lara E Urbini, Paolo Corazza, Marco Pellegrini, Luciana Carmassi, Fulvio Bergamini, Carlo E Traverso, Emilio C Campos
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound cyclo-plasty (UCP) for reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma. METHODS: This is a multicentre prospective study conducted in 3 Italian glaucoma centres. UCP was performed by EyeOP1, which delivers ultrasound beams using 6 piezoelectric transducers activated for 4/6 s (first generation) or 8 s (second generation). Primary outcomes were the mean IOP reduction and the rates of success after 1 year...
May 16, 2018: Ophthalmic Research
M Ben Hammamia, M Fourati, J Ziadi, F Ghedira, M Ben Mrad, R Denguir
PURPOSE: To describe the therapeutic management of false aneurysms of the femoral artery in drug addicts. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the cases of four drug addicts with pseudoaneurysms of the femoral artery. RESULTS: All patients were male with a mean age of 36 years. Emergency surgical treatment involved removal of the pseudoaneurysm followed by a venous graft (n=3) or patch (n=1). The post-operative period was uneventful for three patients...
May 2018: Journal de Médecine Vasculaire
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