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  • Review

    Liposuction for chronic medical diseases and noncosmetic conditions: review of the literature

    Hamdy Abuelhassan El-Khatib
    The purpose of this systematic literature review was to evaluate the safety of liposuction techniques and to identify the cosmetic and noncosmetic application of liposuction. Liposuction can be used to improve the quality-of-life in patients with disabling medical conditions in addition to its use for cosmetic rejuvenation. An online search of the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase, and SciELO were conducted. Forty-seven original articles reported from 1982 to February 2014 were included in this review. The articles reported on the use as well as the limitations of liposuction for treatment...
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015
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  • Original Article

    Surgical pitfalls with custom-made porous hydroxyapatite cranial implants

    Bruno Zanotti , Angela Verlicchi , Roberto Stefini , Attilio Carlo Salgarelli , Nicola Zingaretti , Pier Camillo Parodi , Casadei Matteo , Massimo Robiony
    Aim: Cranioplasty implants are used primarily in cases of surgical cranial decompression following pathological elevations of intracranial pressure. Available bone substitutes include porous hydroxyapatite (HA) and polymethylmethacrylate. Whichever material is used, however, prosthetic cranial implants are susceptible to intra- and postsurgical complications and even failure. The aim of this study was to investigate such occurrences in HA cranioplasty implants, seeking not only to determine the likely causes (whether correlated or not with the device itself) but also, where possible, to...
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015
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  • Original Article

    Patient-centric dose equivalency pilot study of incobotulinumtoxin a (xeomin) vs. abobotulinumtoxin a (dysport) in the treatment of glabellar frown lines

    Jonathan Bank , Nicole A Phillips , Laurie A Casas
    Aim: Incobotulinumtoxin A (xeomin) has been proposed as an alternative to abobotulinumtoxin A (dysport) and onabotulinumtoxin A (Botox) in the treatment of glabellar frown lines. A recent study is comparing abobotulinumtoxin A and onabotulinumtoxin A revealed equivalent efficacy with a dose conversion ratio of 2.5:1. We sought to establish effectiveness and dosing equivalency of incobotulinumtoxin A vs. abobotulinumtoxin A. Methods: Inclusion criteria for this pilot study included patients of a single surgeon (LAC) who had previously received a constant dose of abobotulinumtoxin A over at...
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015
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  • Original Article

    Effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on skin-sparing mastectomy and breast reconstruction modalities in 409 patients

    Sameh Goubran , Jon Ver Halen
    Aim: While skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) can be performed in patients with stage II-III breast cancer, the impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) on SSM rates and reconstructive modalities in these patients is not known. Methods: Between January 2007 and December 2009, 409 immediate breast reconstructions (IBRs) were performed in patients with Stage II-III breast cancer. Data were collected on preoperative, operative, and postoperative factors. Results: There was a statistically significant relationship between clinical stage of disease and the utilization of SSM or non-SSM (P<0.0001)....
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015
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  • Original Article

    Primary contraction of skin grafts: a porcine preliminary study

    Alexander Bogdanov Berezovsky , Vasileios A Pagkalos , Eldad Silberstein , Yaron Shoham , Lior Rosenberg , Yuval Krieger
    Aim: Skin grafting is a common clinical practice for plastic surgeons, yet primary contraction of these grafts is a neglected topic. This study was designed to investigate primary contraction and introduce the shape of skin graft as a possible factor that modifies primary contraction behavior, using porcine models. Methods: In the first series, full-thickness skin grafts (FTSGs) and split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs) were compared. In a second series, how the shape of the skin graft affected the degree of contraction was examined. Results: The mean percentage of FTSG shrinkage was 12.04%,...
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015
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  • Original Article

    Composite augmentation phalloplasty: personal experience after 275 patients

    Juan Monreal
    Aim: To report the author's experience in augmentation phalloplasty by studying a retrospective series of patients who underwent fat grafting for girth enhancement or a composite technique based on suspensory ligament release plus fat grafting performed simultaneously. Methods: The author analyzed retrospectively the outcomes of 275 augmentation phalloplasty procedures performed in 259 patients until November 2013. Of these, 127 correspond to girth augmentation with fat grafting and 148 to composite augmentation phalloplasty (girth augmentation with fat grafting and length improvement by...
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015
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  • Case Report

    Preliminary stages before nasal reconstruction using forehead flap: restoring perinasal subunits and nostril patency

    Victor Diniz de Pochat , Fernando César Câmara de Oliveira , Felipe Simões da Rocha Mata , Marcelo Sacramento Cunha , Nivaldo Alonso , José Valber Lima Meneses
    Due to the complex three-dimensional structure of the nose, the repair of the nasal defect requires reconstruction of three different layers: skin envelope, osteocartilaginous framework and nasal lining. Before nasal reconstruction can be accomplished, the nose must rest on a stable platform to avoid late nasal obstructions, and septal deviations resulting from scar contraction. We present three cases of nasal reconstruction using a forehead flap in which we performed a preliminary stage to increase reliability of outcomes.
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015
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  • Case Report

    Primary repair of ear laceration with wedge resection

    Bhupinder Singla , Inderjit Chawla , Prasant Gautam , Anupam Goyal , Jalaj Rathi
    Although major contributions have been made in the field of reconstructive surgery, reconstructive surgery of the auricle is a daunting prospect even for the most experienced surgeons. Here, we present a case who presented to us in the emergency surgical ward with a history of an accidental laceration of right ear. Primary repair of the ear laceration after wedge resection of the avulsed part was done. The cosmesis achieved by this technique is discussed.
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015
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  • Case Report

    Diode and Nd:YAG laser in a case of refractory acne keloidalis nuchae

    Ravi Kumar Chittoria , Devi Prasad Mohapatra , Friji Meethale Thiruvoth , Dinesh Kumar , Arjun Asokan , Vijayaraghavan Nandhagopal
    Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a disease of unclear etiology that mainly affects males. Medical treatment of AKN is difficult, with refractory cases often requiring ablation by laser or surgical resection. We report herein, a 23-year-old male with refractory AKN treated successfully with combined laser ablation, using an 810-nm diode laser and a 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser.
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015
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  • Case Report

    Temporary ectopic hand implantation

    Xu Zhang , Hong-Wei Zhu
    Severe crushing injuries to the distal forearm can preclude immediate hand replantation, with temporary ectopic implantation as a practicable option under special circumstances. This report describes a case of temporary ectopic hand implantation for a crush injury extending from the wrist to the middle third of the forearm, using the left foot as the recipient site. The hand was replanted onto the left forearm 3 months after the ectopic implantation, with functional gains seen by 18 months. Satisfactory ambulation was retained, with no reported foot pain. Temporary ectopic implantation is a...
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015
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