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R Cuthbert, C Deutsch, A Roy, P Stimpson, H Patel
Introduction The free jejunal flap represents the gold standard for circumferential defects in upper digestive tract reconstruction. It is a technically demanding procedure with significant failure rates. Unrecognised failure leads to flap necrosis and potentially fatal sequelae, including sepsis and carotid artery bleed. Despite these catastrophic consequences, however, there remains no consensus on an optimum method for postoperative flap monitoring. Our unit has pioneered the use of external colour duplex ultrasound to monitor flap vascularity...
March 15, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Burak Özkan, Abbas Albayati, Atilla Adnan Eyüboğlu, Ahmet Çağrı Uysal, Nilgun Markal Ertaş, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Transplant patients, like the nontransplant population, can have surgical interventions for body shape disorders. Studies on aesthetic surgeries in transplant patients are scarce. Our aim was to share our experiences with various aesthetic procedures in solid-organ transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six (5 female, 1 male) transplant patients who received surgical corrections of the aging face, ptosis and lipodystrophy of the breast, and abdomen at the Baskent University Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department between 2010 and 2017 were included...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Ozcan Cakmak, Berke Özücer, Mustafa Aktekin, Fazil Emre Özkurt, Rami Al-Salman, Ismet Emrah Emre
Background: Inadequate release of retaining ligaments during facelift surgery may lead to an unnatural appearance. However, most facelift surgeons are hesitant in transecting these ligaments to avoid possible injury to facial subbranches. Objectives: In our surgical practice for modified composite flap rhytidectomy we use the finger-assisted malar elevation (FAME) technique in order to enable safe release of the zygomatic cutaneous ligaments through the prezygomatic space under direct vision...
March 2, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Jianwu Chen, Dongliang Zhang, Tao Zhang, Chen Chen, Yajuan Song, Shiqiang Liu, Yingjun Su, Shuzhong Guo
BACKGROUND: Vascularized composite allograft (VCA), such as hand and face allograft, contains a vascularized bone component that may provide an immunologic benefit and induce tolerance for the simultaneous inclusion of marrow cells and a marrow microenvironment. We developed a chimeric groin cutaneous/femur flap to investigate the effect of vascularized bone marrow on VCA survival and its ability to induce chimerism. METHODS: Brown Norway and Lewis rats were used as donors and recipients, respectively...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Farhan Ahmed Eitezaz, Mamoon Rashid, Shumaila Yousaf, Ishtiaq -Ur-Rehman, Samia Fatima, Mehreen Masud, Aamna Sanober, Adeela Hussain Khan, Haroon Ur Rashid
BACKGROUND: Maxilla is perhaps the most essential and visible part of the mid-face. It is a threedimensional structure and when reconstructing maxillectomy defects the principles of aesthetics as well as the best functional outcomes are taken into account. The aim of this study is to compare the Anterolateral Thigh Flap (ALTF) to the standard option like the Rectus Abdominis Free Flap (RAMFF) for the reconstruction of complex maxillary defects. METHODS: This descriptive case series was conducted at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shifa International Hospital Islamabad, Pakistan from 2009 to 2016...
January 2018: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
M J Kienitz, B J Heins, R D Moon
The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a commercial vacuum fly trap (CowVac, Spalding Laboratories, Reno, NV) in on-farm organic dairy production systems to control horn flies, stable flies, and face flies. As cows walk through the trap, flies are brushed off the face, flank, and back with hanging flaps and blown off the belly, udder, and legs from one side, and then vacuumed from the air into a chamber from vacuum inlets opposite the blower and above the cow. The study included 8 organic dairy farms during the summer of 2015 in Minnesota, and herds ranged from 30 to 350 cows in size...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Brandon Lucke-Wold, Erik C Brown, Justin S Cetas, Aclan Dogan, Sachin Gupta, Timothy E Hullar, Timothy L Smith, Jeremy N Ciporen
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks occur in approximately 10% of patients undergoing a translabyrinthine, retrosigmoid, or middle fossa approach for vestibular schwannoma resection. Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea also results from trauma, neoplasms, and congenital defects. A high degree of difficulty in repair sometimes requires repetitive microsurgical revisions-a rate of 10% of cases is often cited. This can not only lead to morbidity but is also costly and burdensome to the health care system. In this case-based theoretical analysis, the authors summarize the literature regarding endoscopic endonasal techniques to obliterate the eustachian tube (ET) as well as compare endoscopic endonasal versus open approaches for repair...
March 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
Özlenen Özkan, Ömer Özkan, Anı Çinpolat, Mehmet Can Ubur, Gamze Bektaş, Adil Jumshudov, Hilmi Uysal
BACKGROUND: The repair of extensive lower lip defects is difficult due to the presence of both functional and esthetic requirements. This report describes functional lip repair using the partial latissimus dorsi free flap without nerve coaptation. METHODS: Reconstruction of the lower lip due to subtotal and total tissue defects was performed using latissimus dorsi free flap on twelve patients, between 2013 and 2017. The etiology was squamous cell carcinoma in six patients, malignant melanoma in one, firearm injury in three and microstomia in two...
February 23, 2018: Microsurgery
Claude Le Louarn
BACKGROUND: Lower eyelid rejuvenation can, unfortunately, induce scleral show even if the lower eyelid procedure is limited. This study was designed to assess the effectiveness and reliability of the concentric malar lift technique in two scenarios: the first, in rejuvenation of the mid-face and, the second, in reconstructive surgery for correction of congenital or acquired eyelids malposition. METHODS: The concentric malar lift technique was first published by Le Louarn (Aesthet Plast Surg 28(6):359-372, 2004)...
February 20, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Sara Tanini, Giulia Lo Russo
Columella is an important structure in the center of the face, and its structural integrity has an important functional, social, and psychological role. Columella reconstruction can be very challenging for surgeons and the ideal technique remains elusive. This article describes a reconstruction technique in a young woman with columella necrosis due to nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment. The method of reconstruction described here, with a V-shaped internal nasal vestibular flap and a cartilage grafts from lateral crura, is simple and easily reproducible, providing an optimal aesthetic result and in addition the donor site does not create a secondary deformity by disrupting normal anatomy...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Ian R Wisecarver, Gerhard S Mundinger, Michael S Tarakji, Hugo St Hilaire
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck affects a significant number of people around the world every year. Treatment generally entails surgical resection, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or some combination of the three. Following resection, microsurgical reconstruction can provide definitive coverage, replace many tissue types simultaneously, and bring healthy tissue to irradiated wound beds. Microsurgical engineering, the manipulation and reorganization of native vascular tissue, can further augment the adaptability of free tissue transfer to complex, compromised wound beds...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Luigi Angelo Vaira, Olindo Massarelli, Giovanna Deiana, Silvio Mario Meloni, Giovanni Dell'aversana Orabona, Pasquale Piombino, Giacomo De Riu
The loss of a portion or the totality of the nose has great relevance on the perception of the beauty of a face and can result in a catastrophic quality of life impairment. Several surgical techniques are currently available for the reconstruction of the nasal pyramid. However, there are very few nasal reconstruction quality evaluation protocols that allow the surgeon to choose objectively the best technique for each kind of defects. Six total nasal reconstruction performed in University of Sassari Maxillofacial Unit were evaluated with a protocol that investigate objectively and subjectively the surgical aesthetic and functional outcome...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Kenji Yamashiro, Eri Kinoshita-Nakano, Toru Ota, Yoko Jingami, Isao Nakata, Hisako Hayashi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the surgical results of macular hole (MH) in patients with high myopia treated with pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) leaving the internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap floating in vitreous fluid at the edge of the MH. METHODS: Nine highly myopic eyes with MH of nine consecutive patients who underwent PPV were retrospectively evaluated. Three eyes were accompanied by retinal detachment (RD). ILM peeling was performed around the MH and some part of the ILM flap was left attached to the edge of the MH...
February 16, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Andrew M Swiergosz, J Stephen Gunn, Steven A Schulz, Joshua T Henderson, Joshua H Choo, Arian Mowlavi, Bradon J Wilhelmi
Background : An estimated 125,711 face-lifts and 54,281 neck-lifts were performed in 2015. Regardless of the technique employed, facial and neck flap elevation carries with it anatomical risk of which any surgeon performing these procedures should be aware of. Statistics related to anterior jugular vein injury during these procedures have not been published. Objective : To define a "danger zone" that will contain both of the anterior jugular veins on the basis of anatomical landmarks to aid surgeons with planning their surgical approach during rhytidectomy in the anterior neck region...
2018: Eplasty
Cheng-I Yen, Jui-Yung Yang, Chun-Shin Chang, Jung-Ju Huang, Chih-Wei Wu, Hung-Chang Chen, Shih-Yi Yang, Shu-Yin Chang, Shiow-Shuh Chuang, Yen-Chang Hsiao
BACKGROUND: Nasal reconstruction after burn injury can be challenging due to limited availability of local flaps. We present our experience of free flap reconstruction for full-thickness nasal defect after severe facial burn injury. METHODS: Between August 1998 and September 2015, six patients underwent nasal reconstruction with seven free flaps after burn injury. Among them, flame burn occurred in two patients, chemical burn in two, explosive burn in one, and contact thermal burn in one patient...
February 10, 2018: Microsurgery
Stephen Y Kang, Antoine Eskander, Ralph Abi Hachem, Enver Ozer, Theodoros N Teknos, Matthew O Old, Daniel M Prevedello, Ricardo L Carrau
BACKGROUND: When locoregional flaps fail to reconstruct the skull base, the microvascular surgeon faces several reconstructive challenges. We present our technique and results of salvage anterior skull base reconstruction utilizing the vastus lateralis free tissue transfer (VLFTT). METHODS: Four patients with anterior skull base defects after previous locoregional flap failure underwent free tissue transfer reconstruction with VLFTT. RESULTS: The success rate of free tissue transfer was 100%...
February 6, 2018: Head & Neck
B R Harish Prasad, B Leelavathy, Sujala S Aradhya, K Shilpa, Biju Vasudevan
Earlobe keloids are commonly encountered in this era where ear piercing is routine in various traditions. Various medical and surgical methods have been tried for its management. Surgically, fillet flap surgery has better acceptability worldwide. Various difficulties are faced during keloid excision, and we hereby describe few innovative modifications (use of needle, hydrodissection, pressure dressing, bolster button) using cost-effective and simple materials (needles, dynaplast, buttons) to ease the excision of keloids...
July 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Banaszewski Jacek, Pabiszczak Maciej, Pastusiak Tomasz, Buczkowska Agata, Kuczko Wiesław, Wichniarek Radosław, Górski Filip
The aim of the study was to compare two types of mandible reconstructive operations with scapula and fibula free flaps: procedures with 3-D models from thermoplastic materials and conventional planning surgeries. 8 patients were treated due to an advanced oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. In four patients with a mandibular defect, a physical 3-D model consisting of the reconstructed and unaffected sites was prepared for a reconstruction protocol. The 3-D models were designed based to high resolution CT scans...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
Chanyapat Kaewsaengeak, Teerapong Tocharoenchok
OBJECTIVES: The anomalous left coronary artery arising from the non-facing pulmonary sinus origin is uncommon but poses a great challenge as its distance precludes direct aortic implantation. We describe an innovative technique for aortic implantation of this anomaly in a 2-month-old infant. METHODS: Using a longitudinal pulmonary arterial flap, coronary tube extension was constructed without pulmonary commissure disturbance. RESULTS: Myocardial recovery after 2-coronary artery system restoration was excellent...
January 29, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Kyung Suk Lee, Jun Oh Kim, Nam Gyun Kim, Yoon Jung Lee, Young Ji Park, Jun Sik Kim
Background: Surgery for reconstruction of defects after surgery should be performed selectively and the many points must be considered. The authors conducted this study to compare the local flap and skin graft by facial location in the reconstruction after resection of facial skin cancer. Methods: The authors performed the study in patients that had received treatment in Department of Plastic Surgery, Gyeongsang National University. The cases were analyzed according to the reconstruction methods for the defects after surgery, sex, age, tumor site, and tumor size...
December 2017: Archives of Craniofacial Surgery
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