Ömer Faruk Özkan

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INTRODUCTION Sexual adjustment and long-term results following vaginal reconstruction with free vascular jejunal flap are not well known. AIMS The study aims to investigate sexual adjustment and long-term results among patients who underwent vaginal reconstruction with free vascular jejunal flap. METHODS A total of 34 women, aged 16-31 years (mean(More)
BACKGROUND L-carnitine has been shown to enhance wound healing. There has, however, not been sufficient research on the effect carnitine has on diabetic wound healing. We investigated the relationship between the viability of full thickness skin grafts (FTSGs) and fibronectin (FN) serum levels in diabetic rats that were administered carnitine. MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND Tendon lacerations are most commonly managed with surgical repair. Postoperative complications such as adhesions and ruptures often occur with immobilization. Early postoperative mobilization is therefore advised to minimize complications and time required to return to daily life. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether botulinum neurotoxin(More)
In September 2010, a bilateral hand allotransplantation was performed on a 28-year-old man who had suffered amputations at the level of 1/3 of the proximal forearm on the right and 1/3 of the distal forearm on the left 2 years previously. This was the first hand transplantation case in Turkey. Preoperative organization, legal difficulties, technical aspects(More)
INTRODUCTION Spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon has been reported after trauma, rheumatoid arthritis and sports. Rupture may also occur as a consequence of the use of anabolic steroids for recreational purposes, or systemic steroids for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions. CASE REPORT We present a case report of(More)
Introduction: Papillary lesions of the breast contain a great spectrum of lesions extending from benign papillomas to frankly invasive papillary carcinomas. There are different classifications and terminologies, and most cases have coexisting lesions resulting in difficulty both in diagnosis and management. We aim to review papillary lesions of the breast(More)
We describe the first rescue procedure in a case of total face allotransplantation. The recipient was a 54-year-old man with severe disfigurement of the entire face following an accidental gunshot injury 5 years previously. The large defect included the maxilla, mandible, and mid-face. Full face procurement was performed from a multiorgan cadaveric donor(More)
OBJECTIVE Treatment of non-healing wounds of lower back often poses a powerful challenge. We present one of the first report of treatment of a lumbosacral defect with a supercharged latissimus dorsi flap with the skin paddle. CASE REPORT We report a case of a 59 year-old man with myeloma of the sacral spine who underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy and(More)