Articles
  • Original Article|Open Access

    Transfer of upper trapezius with clavicular segment for restoration of shoulder movements following injury to the brachial plexus

    Neeraj Kant Agrawal
    Aim: Most brachial plexus palsies occur following high-velocity trauma. The shoulder joint is a large proximal joint which influences the motion of the hand. Transfer of the trapezius muscle is an effective alternative for palsy of the deltoid and supraspinatus muscles. Methods: Between 2009 and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:346-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169503
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:7281  | Downloaded:113
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    Tissue engineering using mesenchymal stem cells with periosteal wrap for bone defect repair in rabbits

    Trung-Hau Lê Thua , Dang-Nhat Pham , Khanh-Linh Lê , Minh-Tuan Lê , Quang-Ton-Quyen Nguyen , Phan-Huy Nguyen , Ngoc-Vu Tran , Ngoc-Luong Nguyen , Willy Boeckx , Albert Demey
    Aim: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an excellent potential source of cells for bone tissue engineering due to their excellent renewal ability and osteogenic differentiation capabilities. This study was designed to evaluate the bone formation properties of a demineralized cancellous bone... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:340-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169497
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:6691  | Downloaded:151
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Synergistic effect of hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning and hydrogen-rich saline in ameliorating rat flap ischemia/reperfusion injury

    Yi-Ding Xiao , Yun-Qi Liu , Ming-Zi Zhang , You-Bin Wang , Yi-Fang Liu , Xue-Mei Ma
    Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment has been widely used in clinical work, while, hydrogen-rich saline (HRS) has also been shown its protective effect of ameliorating ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. What will we obtain if these two approaches combined together? In this study, we set five... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:332-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169499
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:5725  | Downloaded:107
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Peripheral nerve injuries

    Katerina Anesti , Paul Caine
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:309-10. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169500
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:3092  | Downloaded:106
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  • Review|Open Access

    Nasal dorsal aesthetic lines and rhinoplasty technical tricks

    Alexander Kutubidze
    Rhinoplasty surgery remains one of the most difficult operations of the face. Improving aesthetic appearance and maintaining nasal function are inseparable goals in rhinoplasty surgery, and failure to achieve either of these objectives can be devastating for the patient. After evaluating a... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:315-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169495
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:11729  | Downloaded:350
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    First-year experience of a new skin bank in Brazil

    Alysson Rogerio Matioski , Clóvis Rodrigo Guimarães Braz Pereira da Silva , Diogo Rodrigues da Silva-Cunha , Luiz Henrique Auerswald Calomeno , Flávia Thaiana Bonato , Marcelus Vinícios Araujo Nigro
    Aim: To report the 1st year experience of the skin bank opened at the Evangelical University Hospital of Curitiba (HUEC), Brazil in June 2013. Methods: A retrospective statistical and epidemiological study was conducted from data obtained from the activities of the HUEC skin bank from June 2013... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:326-31. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169496
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:5205  | Downloaded:134
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis

    Laxmi Kanta Mishra , Sanjeev Gupta , Surya Kanta Pradhan , Manas R. Baisakh
    Rhinosporidiosis is caused by the organism Rhinosporidium seeberi. It is a rare aquatic protistan parasite. Though more prevalent in Asiatic regions, cases have also been reported in European countries. In India, it mostly affects the southern part. Rhinosporidium seeberi most commonly affects... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:353-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169501
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:3889  | Downloaded:144
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Lift of cheek and neck: technical notes

    Maurice Yves Mommaerts
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:301-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169502
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:17943  | Downloaded:177
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  • Review|Open Access

    Free deep inferior epigastric perforator flap after abdominal liposuction: reconsidering a contraindication

    Peter James Mankowski , Jonathan Kanevsky , Anne-Sophie Lessard , Teanoosh Zadeh
    Autologous breast reconstruction with perforators has been previously avoided in tissues that have undergone liposuction. We present a case series and literature review of breast reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps after abdominal wall liposuction. An MEDLINE... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:311-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169504
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:5229  | Downloaded:206
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Cost-effectiveness of one-stage versus two-stage breast reconstruction in the United Kingdom

    Isabel Teo , Iman A. Azmy
    Aim: Permanent expanders allow for breast reconstruction as a single stage. These prostheses are more expensive than conventional tissue expanders, but this excess cost is markedly offset as only one operation is required. However, if the revision rate is sufficiently high, then this effect is... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:320-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169494
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:6460  | Downloaded:199
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    High pressure paint gun injury of the index finger: a case report

    Memet Yazar , Zeliha Gül , Ali Can Günenç , Sevgi Kurt Yazar , Erol Kozanoğlu
    Injuries to the hand secondary to high pressure paint guns are considered to be true hand emergencies. These rare injuries may have serious outcomes, and a critical step in their management is extensive debridement performed within the first six hours following injury. For this reason, their... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:350-2. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169498
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:6908  | Downloaded:71
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Corticosteroid - an uncertainty in management of sepsis

    Kanica Yashi
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:284-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165442
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:2227  | Downloaded:57
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Acellular micronized extracellular matrix and occlusive dressings for open fingertip injuries

    Stephanie E. Dreifuss , Ronit Wollstein , Stephen F. Badylak , Peter J. Rubin
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:282-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.156994
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:2036  | Downloaded:84
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Role of jet force technology in wound management

    Vijayaraghavan Nandhagopal , Ravi Kumar Chittoria , Devi Prasad Mohapatra , Friji Meethale Thiruvoth , Dinesh Kumar Shivakumar , Arjun Ashokan
    Aim: The aim was to study the role of jet force technology (JFT) in wound management. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 18 cases of chronic nonhealing wounds in which JFT was used. Chronic wounds which had already undergone surgical debridement but which were not ready for... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:277-81. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165441
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:3285  | Downloaded:155
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Histopathological study of chronic wounds modulated by intermittent negative pressure therapy under limited access dressing

    Thittamaranahalli Muguregowda Honnegowda , Pramod Kumar , Rekha Singh , Swarna Shivakumar , Pragna Rao , Hemanth K. Prasad , Sudesh Kumar , Udaya Kumar , Echalasara Govindarama Padmanabha Udupa
    Aim: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has achieved widespread success in the treatment of chronic wounds. However, its effects have been only partially explored, and investigations have generally concentrated on the wound-dressing interface; a detailed histopathological description of the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:272-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.156993
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:2285  | Downloaded:60
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    A comparative study to evaluate the effect of limited access dressing on diabetic ulcers

    Thittamaranahalli Muguregowda Honnegowda , Pramod Kumar , Krishnananda Prabhu , Ashwini Kumar , Pragna Rao , E. G. Padmanabha Udupa , Shobha Kamath , Antony Sylvan D’ Souza , Krishna Kishore Mahato
    Aim: Emerging evidence favors the important role of antioxidants, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), and nitric oxide (NO) in the healing of diabetic wounds. There is a lack of substantial evidence regarding the effects of negative pressure on antioxidants, MMPs and NO in chronic wounds associated... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:266-71. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165448
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:2074  | Downloaded:57
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Computer assessment of the composition of a generic wound by image processing

    Rohit Nayak , Pramod Kumar , Ramesh R. Galigekere
    Aim: This paper addresses the assessment of the composition of a general wound, in terms of all identifiable categories of tissue and pigmentation in an attempt to improve accuracy in assessing and monitoring wound health. Materials and Methods: A knowledgebase of clusters was built into the hue,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:261-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165444
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:4636  | Downloaded:76
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Effect of limited access dressing on surface pH of chronic wounds

    Pramod Kumar , Thittamaranahalli Muguregowda Honnegowda
    Aim: Changes in the pH of chronic wounds can inhibit the optimal activity of various enzymes in the wound environment, thereby delaying wound healing. The aim of the present study is to monitor the effect of limited access dressing (LAD) on the pH on the surface of chronic wounds. Methods: A... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:257-60. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165449
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:3461  | Downloaded:111
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Current concepts in the physiology of adult wound healing

    Friji Meethale Thiruvoth , Devi Prasad Mohapatra , Dinesh Kumar Sivakumar , Ravi Kumar Chittoria , Vijayaraghavan Nandhagopal
    Wound healing requires a complex interaction and coordination of different cells and molecules. Any alteration in these highly coordinated events can lead to either delayed or excessive healing. This review provides an overview of adult wound healing physiology. A review of the literature focused... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:250-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.158851
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:73413  | Downloaded:581
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Role of angiogenesis and angiogenic factors in acute and chronic wound healing

    Thittamaranahalli Muguregowda Honnegowda , Pramod Kumar , Echalasara Govindarama Padmanabha Udupa , Sudesh Kumar , Udaya Kumar , Pragna Rao
    Angiogenesis plays a crucial role in wound healing by forming new blood vessels from preexisting vessels by invading the wound clot and organizing into a microvascular network throughout the granulation tissue. This dynamic process is highly regulated by signals from both serum and the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:243-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165438
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:4812  | Downloaded:212
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Assessment of the histological state of the healing wound

    Akriti Gupta , Pramod Kumar
    The dynamic process of wound healing has various phases, and the knowledge of which is essential for identification of the pathology involved in a chronic intractable wound. Various instruments for the assessment of wound healing have been described, primarily for clinical assessment of the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:239-42. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.158862
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:16924  | Downloaded:860
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    A massive dentigerous cyst of the mandible in a young patient: a case report

    Gururaj Arakeri , Kirthi Kumar Rai , Hosadurga Rudraswami Shivakumar , Shahanavaj I. Khaji
    Cysts of the jaw present as swellings of jaws and midface. Of the different varieties, the dentigerous cyst is the most common type of noninflammatory odontogenic cyst and the frequent cause of a lytic lesion associated with an impacted tooth. The cyst develops from epithelial remnants of the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:294-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165439
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:3767  | Downloaded:108
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Limited access dressing and wound infection

    Pramod Kumar
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:237-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.158856
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:2013  | Downloaded:66
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Morphometry of subcutaneous fat lobules of the abdomen and its implication in obesity

    Arvind K. Pandey , Pramod Kumar , Kodavoor Shrinivas Aithal , Rama Kotian Sushma , Antony Sylvan D’Souza
    Aim: The subcutaneous fat in the lower abdomen (LA) is more resistant to resorption as compared to the upper abdomen (UA). Males and females have variability in fat deposition and resorption in the abdominal region. Hence, there could be a difference in morphology of fat cells of these regions.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:286-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165443
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:10423  | Downloaded:83
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft lip/palate syndrome: a rare entity

    Samrat Sabhlok , Sobhan Mishra , Ramanupam Tripathy , Deepthi Mony
    Ectrodactyly-ectodermic dysplasia-cleft lip/palate (EEC) syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly of inherited origin and varying clinical features. This syndrome has three main symptoms, which display variable expression and penetrance. The management of this syndrome is challenging, with few... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:290-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165446
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:40089  | Downloaded:108
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    A simple postoperative oral physiotherapy aid for edentulous patients with oral submucous fibrosis

    Ankita Vastani , Anisha Maria , Nishant Chourasia , Ambika Shrivastava Gupta
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:299-300. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165447
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:1686  | Downloaded:76
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Nerve regeneration in vascularized composite allotransplantation: current strategies and future directions

    Anirudh Arun , Nicholas B. Abt , Sami Tuffaha , Gerald Brandacher , Angelo A. Leto Barone
    Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) has emerged as a viable treatment option for limb and face reconstruction of severe tissue defects. Functional recovery after VCA requires not only effective immunosuppression, but also consideration of peripheral nerve regeneration to facilitate... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:226-35. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.158853
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:3866  | Downloaded:121
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Endoscopic telemicrosurgery or minimally invasive robotically-assisted microsurgery for peripheral nerve repair

    Satoshi Ichihara , Sybille Facca , Frédéric Bodin , Sarah Hendriks , André Gay , Philippe Liverneaux
    Microsurgery comprises a variety of surgical procedures such as neurovascular anastomoses, performed under optical magnification and with fine instrumentation. While refinements have been made since its advent in the 1960s, robotics offers the potential for major technological advancement.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:220-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.158860
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:3444  | Downloaded:73
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Tissue-engineered constructs for peripheral nerve repair: current research concepts and future perspectives

    Alba C. de Luca , Wassim Raffoul , Francesco Giacalone , Maddalena Bertolini , Pietro G. di Summa
    Traumatic injuries resulting in peripheral nerve lesions lead to important morbidity with devastating social and economic consequences. When the lesioned nerve cannot be sutured directly, a nerve graft is generally required to bridge the gap. Although autologous nerve grafting is still the first... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:213-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160889
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:5502  | Downloaded:140
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    “Babysitting” procedures in proximal nerve trunk injuries: two case reports and a review

    Michele R. Colonna , Antonio Russo , Mariarosaria Galeano , Gabriele Delia , Giorgio E. Pajardi , Francesco Stagno d’Alcontres
    One of the most important goals in treating proximal nerve injuries is to maintain the function of distal effectors during axonal regeneration. “Babysitting”, that is, connecting the injured nerve to a healthy trunk provides a bypass for distal neural regeneration or reactivation. It avoids... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:208-12. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160888
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:5619  | Downloaded:100
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Sensory protection to enhance functional recovery following proximal nerve injuries: current trends

    Boa Tram Nghiem , Ian C. Sando , Yaxi Hu , Melanie G. Urbanchek , Paul S. Cederna
    Proximal nerve injury can lead to devastating functional impairment. Because axonal regeneration is slow, timely reinnervation of denervated muscle does not occur. These denervated muscles atrophy and lose function. Sensory protection is a surgical technique thought to prevent denervated muscle... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:202-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.156982
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Nerve transfers of the forearm and hand: a review of current indications

    Paolo Sassu , Katleen Libberecht , Anders Nilsson
    Nerve transfer surgery, also referred to neurotization, developed in the mid 1800s with the use of animal models, and was later applied in the treatment of brachial plexus injuries. Neurotization is based on the concept that following a proximal nerve lesion with a poor prognosis, expendable... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:195-201. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160887
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Vascularized nerve “grafts”: just a graft or a worthwhile procedure?

    Salvatore D’Arpa , Karel Etienne Yvonne Claes , Filip Stillaert , Britt Colebunders , Stan Monstrey , Phillip Blondeel
    The aim of this review is to extrapolate evidence regarding the use of vascularized nerve grafts (VNGs) in peripheral nerve reconstruction and summarize available data on their indications, if any, and clinical applications. A review of the literature via the PubMed database was performed with... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:183-94. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160882
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Recalcitrant cubital tunnel syndrome

    Adolfo Vigasio , Ignazio Marcoccio , Eleonora Morandini
    Ulnar nerve neuropathy at the elbow represents the second most frequent compression neuropathy of the upper extremity. Of the five different anatomical areas responsible for ulnar nerve compression at the elbow region, the epitrochlear-olecranon channel and Osborne’s arcade are the most common.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:176-82. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160881
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Neuropathic pain after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy: management and prevention

    Jimoh Olubanwo Agbaje , Ivo Lambrichts , Reinhilde Jacobs , Constantinus Politis
    Neuropathic pain is characterized by spontaneous and provoked pain and other signs reflecting neural damage. Aberrant regeneration following peripheral nerve lesions leaves neurons unusually sensitive and prone to spontaneous pathological activity, abnormal excitability and heightened sensitivity... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:171-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160880
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    The management of neuropathic pain from neuromas in the upper limb: surgical techniques and future directions

    Tereze Laing , Aftab Siddiqui , Manu Sood
    Neuropathic pain of the upper limb results from damage or disease of the upper limb somatosensory system caused by wide range of pathologies including peripheral neuromas. Treatment strategies depend on making an accurate diagnosis, recognizing co-existing pathologies, and formulating an... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:165-70. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160879
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Painful scar neuropathy: principles of diagnosis and treatment

    Pierluigi Tos , Alessandro Crosio , Pierfrancesco Pugliese , Roberto Adani , Francesca Toia , Stefano Artiaco
    Nerve-tissue interactions are critical. Peripheral nerve injuries may involve intraneural and extraneural scar formation and affect nerve gliding planes, sometimes leading to complex clinical presentations. All of these pathological entities involve pain as the main clinical symptom and can be... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:156-64. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160878
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Clinical neurophysiology and imaging of nerve injuries: preoperative diagnostic work-up and postoperative monitoring

    Andrea Gagliardo , Francesca Toia , Francesco Maggì , Alessio Vincenzo Mariolo , Michele Cillino , Francesco Moschella
    Peripheral nerve injuries are a heterogeneous group of lesions that may occurs secondary to various causes. Several different classifications have been used to describe the pathophysiological mechanisms leading to the clinical deficit, from simple and reversible compression-induced demyelination,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:149-55. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160877
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Preface to special issue on "Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration"

    Francesca Toia
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:147-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160876
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and surgical delay improve flap survival of reverse pedicle flaps for lower third leg and foot reconstruction

    Pradeoth Mukundan Korambayil , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan
    Aim: The purpose of the study is to present a management protocol for various types of soft tissue defects of the distal third region of leg and foot treated with pedicle flaps, by including hyperbaricoxygen (HBO) therapy in the treatment regimen with flap delay. Methods: We present a prospective... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:130-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157107
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:10388  | Downloaded:72
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    A guiding oblique osteotomy cut to prevent bad split in sagittal split ramus osteotomy: a technical note

    Gururaj Arakeri , Peter A. Brennan
    Aim: To present a simple technical modification of a medial osteotomy cut which prevents its misdirection and overcomes various anatomical variations as well as technical problems. Methods: The medial osteotomy cut is modified in the posterior half at an angle of 15°‑20° following novel... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:127-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157105
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:4346  | Downloaded:85
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Use of the multiplane internal mastopexy for ptosis correction revision-augmentation mammoplasty

    Umar Daraz Khan , Muhammad Riaz
    Aim: Augmentation mammoplasty is a commonly performed procedure with a high satisfaction rate. Multiplane pocket was described for simultaneous internal mastopexy and augmentation using inframammary crease incision for selected primary and secondary mammoplasties. The use of the technique is... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:120-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157104
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:5442  | Downloaded:99
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Use of tensor fascia lata flap for reconstruction of the defect created following inguinal block dissection in a case of carcinoma penis: a case report and brief review of literature

    Amitabh Jena , Banoth Manilal , Sriharsha Haranadh , Rashmi Patnayak
    Tensor fascia lata (TFL) flap is a versatile myofasciocutaneous flap. It has varied usages as both free and pedicled flap. As a pedicled flap, it is a good option for reconstructing soft tissue defects after tumor ablation. The TFL perforator flap is a good alternative for anterolateral thigh... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:144-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157111
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:12339  | Downloaded:552
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Fat injection to correct contour deformities of the reconstructed breast: a single surgeon experience

    Youssef Tahiri , Jonathan Kanevsky , Joshua Vorstenbosch , James Lee , Karl Schwarz
    Aim: Autologous fat grafting has gained acceptance as a technique to improve aesthetic outcomes in breast reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to share our clinical experience using autologous fat injection to correct contour deformities during breast reconstruction. Methods: A single... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:115-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157103
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Aesthetic rehabilitation of a patient with an anterior maxillectomy defect, using an innovative single-step, single unit, plastic-based hollow obturator

    Vishwas Bhatia , Garima Bhatia
    What could be better than improving the comfort and quality of life of a patient with a life-threatening disease? Maxillectomy, the partial or total removal of the maxilla in patients suffering from benign or malignant neoplasms, creates a challenging defect for the maxillofacial prosthodontist... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:140-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157110
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Hemifacial microsomia: management of the vertical ramus compartment

    Maurice Yves Mommaerts
    Hemifacial microsomia and Goldenhar syndrome pose unique challenges to the craniofacial surgeon. The O.M.E.N.S. classification provides a description of the craniofacial features. For the “M” of O.M.E.N.S. (the mandible), the Pruzansky-Kaban classification provides therapeutic guidelines for... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:99-106. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157097
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:44351  | Downloaded:379
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  • Review|Open Access

    Neurovascular plexus theory for “escape pain phenomenon” in lower third molar surgery

    Gururaj Arakeri , Mandeep Gill Sagoo , Peter A. Brennan
    Pain during extraction of impacted mandibular third molars which can occur despite adequate local anesthesia is termed as “escape pain phenomenon”. Recently, it was described during elevation of a mesioangular impacted mandibular third molar and also while curetting an extracted third molar... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:107-10. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157098
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    Role of topical heparin in the management of burns: experience in a district government hospital of Karnataka in South India

    Ashish Gupta , Thangam J. Verghese , Priyanka Gupta , Ashok K. Gupta
    Aim: Heparin is a multifaceted compound with uses not only as an anticoagulant, but also as an anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-histaminic, anti-serotonin, anti-proteolytic and neoangiogenic agent. The aim of the study was to study the effect of topical heparin in the management of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:111-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157100
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Rupture of the flexor carpi radialis tendon secondary to trauma: case report and literature review

    Jonathan Kanevsky , Dino Zammit , Jean-Paul Brutus
    The flexor carpi radialis (FCR) is one of the long flexors, which is important in flexing and abducting the hand at the wrist. It originates at the medial epicondyle of the humerus and attaches at the base of the second metacarpal. Closed rupture of the long flexors of the finger is... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:138-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157108
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:4885  | Downloaded:82
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Straight line closure for correction of congenital isolated bilateral macrostomia

    Narendra S Mashalkar , Naren Shetty
    Congenital bilateral macrostomia is a very rare deformity of the mouth, and it is still rarer to see cases of isolated bilateral macrostomia. Although the creation of a symmetric neocommissure is imperative, this presents a technical challenge. A review of the literature for surgical solutions... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:95-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153210
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:5659  | Downloaded:108
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Reconstruction of palate with buccal fat pad secondary to resection of desmoplastic ameloblastoma

    Bhimappa Mallappa Rudagi , Manjunatha Reddy Bandral , Reshma Hammannawar , Pritish Harish Padgavankar
    Desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA) is an unusual variant of ameloblastoma exhibiting important differences in the anatomical distribution, radiographic features and histologic appearance compared with the classic type of ameloblastoma. The purpose of this paper is to report a case of DA in the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:91-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153209
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:4324  | Downloaded:61
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Pseudoangiomatous squamous cell carcinoma: a challenge for pathologists and plastic surgeons

    Dimitrios Kanakopoulos , Evgenios Evgeniou , Panayiotis A Dimitriadis , Mahendra Kulkarni
    Pseudo-angiosarcomatous or pseudovascular squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin is an unusual variant form of acantholytic SCC that mimics the histopathological appearance of angiosarcoma. We describe a case of pseudovascular SCC in a 77-year-old lady to highlight the frequent recurrence and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:88-90. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153208
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:3578  | Downloaded:56
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Isolated tibial nerve injury: a rare presentation

    Rahul Krishnarao Patil , Prashant Verkey , Harshal Patil , Deepesh Manoharan
    Tibial nerve injury is rare and is always associated with other injuries due to its close association with the other structures. We present a rare case of isolated injury to the tibial nerve where the nerve was avulsed from the middle third of the leg, but all other structures were intact. The... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:85-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153207
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:7144  | Downloaded:348
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    Soft tissue defects of eyelid and malar region: an experience with the McGregor flap

    Pradeoth Korambayil Mukundan , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan , Vinoth Kumar Dilliraj
    Aim: Reconstruction of defects of the eyelids and malar region following trauma may result in considerable distortion of the adjacent tissue. A clinical study was undertaken to demonstrate the ability to utilize a modified McGregor flap for reliable soft tissue coverage. Methods: Nine patients... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:69-72. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153202
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:6559  | Downloaded:116
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Inferior dermoglandular flap for autologous breast remodeling following explantation of breast implants in ptotic breasts: a case report and literature search

    Umar Daraz Khan
    Explantation following aesthetic mammoplasty without implant replacement is quite uncommon and often leaves the patient worse off than prior to mammoplasty. A case is presented here in which patient's own tissue was used as an inferior dermoglandular flap for autologous breast remodeling.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:81-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153206
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    Simultaneous expander and deep inferior epigastric perforator reconstruction: indications and alloderm sling technique for protecting the anastomosis

    Elizabeth Stirling Craig , Ajul Shah , Sarah Persing , Jeffrey Salomon , Stefano Fusi
    Aim: Autologous tissue is considered the "gold standard" for breast reconstruction today. However, little is known about deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap reconstruction in combination with tissue expander (TE)/implant. The authors describe a series of combined DIEP flap/TE... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:63-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153201
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:6364  | Downloaded:64
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    A rare case of bilateral absence of distal ulnar artery

    Jung Ho Lee , Rock Kuen Ju , Young Joon Jun , Young Jin Kim
    It is fairly common to find anatomic variations and anomalies in the arterial pattern of the upper extremities. However, a complete absence of the distal ulnar artery bilaterally is extremely rare. During preoperative assessment for a radial forearm free flap, we accidentally discovered bilateral... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:79-80. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153205
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:3285  | Downloaded:65
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    Heel pad avulsion injury: an approach with hyperbaric oxygen therapy

    Pradeoth Korambayil Mukundan , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan
    Aim: Crush injuries of the foot are often associated with partial or complete degloving of the heel pad. The purpose of this study is to present an algorithm for the management of various types of heel pad avulsion injuries, including hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in the treatment regimen.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:56-62. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153200
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:18988  | Downloaded:171
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    A novel approach to achieve breast symmetry in a single-stage procedure

    Benedetto Longo , Rosaria Laporta , Marco Pagnoni , Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo
    Preservation of the skin envelope and the inframammary fold is the main factor in achieving breast symmetry in unilateral reconstruction. Skin sparing mastectomy (SSM) type-IV followed by immediate autologous reconstruction and contralateral symmetrization permits realizing this goal in large,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:76-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153204
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:4039  | Downloaded:75
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  • Review|Open Access

    Surgical treatment of synovial-collagen disorders of the hand

    H Kirk Watson , Purnell Traverso , Lois Carlson , Daniel Mastella , Ronit Wollstein
    Critical relationships between collagen and synovium exist and affect the function of the hand. Understanding these relationships enhances the ability to perform surgery including procedures addressing soft tissue and joint pathology. We present a series of surgical procedures based on this... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:47-50. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153192
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:8290  | Downloaded:85
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    A survey of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug prescription for oral implant surgery

    Rahul Datta , Yasmin Grewal , Jaspreet Singh Batth , Amandeep Singh
    Aim: This study was conducted to determine the preferred analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs prescribed by oral implantologists in India. Methods: A structured questionnaire was distributed to 332 dentists to gather information regarding their prescription habits for analgesics and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:51-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153194
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:12004  | Downloaded:323
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Aneurysmal bone cyst of the maxilla rare presentation with radiological and pathological correlation

    Bharat Bhushan Sharma , Priya Ramchandran , Sandeep Sharma , Shweta Sharma
    The incidence of aneurysmal bone cyst in the maxillofacial region is rare and may remain undiagnosed for a long period prior to becoming symptomatic. This may cause associated issues secondary to compression by extending to the surrounding vital anatomical areas. An aggressive course can lead to... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:73-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153203
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    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:27-33. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149374
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:139040  | Downloaded:227
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    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,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:22-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149372
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:43-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149381
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:10784  | Downloaded:77
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    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:17-21. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149369
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:5080  | Downloaded:75
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    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:40-2. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149380
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:4739  | Downloaded:73
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    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:12-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149366
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:4851  | Downloaded:63
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    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:38-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149378
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:4255  | Downloaded:308
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  • Review|Open Access

    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:1-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149362
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    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:7-11. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149364
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:6657  | Downloaded:151
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    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:34-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149377
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