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Noma: Experiences with a Microvascular Approach under West African Conditions
A single-stage procedure was developed for reconstruction of the inner and outer linings of the oral, nasal, and paranasal cavities, with restoration of jaw function in patients with noma, especially those with severe soft-tissue destruction and profound trismus.
The Muscular and the New Osteomuscular Composite Peroneus Brevis Flap: Experiences from 109 Cases
The peroneus brevis brevis is a valuable flap for defect closure around the ankle and lower leg and can be harvested together with a vascularized split fibula segment, representing a simple alternative to several free composite flaps.
Simultaneous construction of an internal and external nose in an infant with arhinia.
The simultaneous construction of an internal and external nose in an infant born with arhinia functions well and appears to aid favorably in the normal psychosocial development of the now 4-year-old girl.
Microsurgical Reconstruction of Noma-Related Facial Defects With Folded Free Flaps: An Overview of 31 Cases
Free flaps can be a suitable and safe closure for complex noma defects even in underprivileged circumstances, if patient profile and own microsurgical routine allows it.
The role of fabricated chimeric free flaps in reconstruction of devastating hand and forearm injuries.
- G. Giessler, A. Schmidt, G. Germann, M. Pelzer
- MedicineJournal of reconstructive microsurgery
- 8 September 2011
The microsurgical fabrication of chimeric free flaps, as well established in head and neck reconstruction, can be successfully adapted to massive hand injuries as well.
Primary and Secondary Procedures in Functional and Aesthetic Reconstruction of Noma-Associated Complex Central Facial Defects
Being of limited use for subtotal or total reconstruction of the outer nose, microvascular tissue transfer preserves local and regional donor sites–-particularly the forehead–-for secondary reconstruction.
Twenty-Five Years of Experience with the Submental Flap in Facial Reconstruction: Evolution and Technical Refinements following 311 Cases in Europe and Africa.
The submental flap exemplifies Gillies' principle of "replacing like with like" and should be discussed as an alternative to free tissue transfer in facial reconstruction, especially in settings where resources are limited.
Free Flap Transfer for Closure and Interposition-Arthroplasty in Noma Defects of the Lateral Face Associated With Bony Ankylosis
- G. Giessler, A. Schmidt, U. Deubel, C. Cornelius
- MedicineThe Journal of craniofacial surgery
- 1 September 2004
Bony reankylosis can be reduced by extended wedge osteotomies of the bony bridge and tip-like shaping of the ascending mandibular ramus and a dermofatty or muscular tail of the free flap is interposed into the bone gap.
Applications of the pedicled vastus lateralis flap for patients with complicated pressure sores
The vastus lateralis flap allows the simultaneous closure of defects in the trochanteric and sacral region, a technique which has not been described previously, and is an excellent tool for managing large tissue defects in difficult situations.
Early Radical Treatment of Pancraniofacial Synostosis
- P. Heeckt, Wolfgang Mühlbaer, H. Anderl, A. Schmidt, F. Höpner
- MedicineAnnals of plastic surgery
- 1 April 1993
It is believed that early total craniofacial mobilization should be reserved for severe cases where the natural course is dismal without immediate intervention and temporary procedures such as shunting and tracheostomy are not sufficient.