Abbas Kazemi Ashtiani

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BACKGROUND Diced cartilage has been associated with several advantages and rewarding results, leading to its widespread application in various forms in rhinoplasty, but the outcomes of diced cartilage with and without tensor fascia latae wrapping have not been widely reported in evidence-based articles. OBJECTIVES The authors compared changes in weight,(More)
Trigeminocardiac reflex (TCR) is a shocking event in the course of operation involving the maxillofacial area. The authors have tried to present an overview on the history, clinical implications, literature review, anatomic and biologic basis, predisposing and triggering factors, and management of the event. Being familiar with the presentations, preventive(More)
PURPOSE The present retrospective study assessed the outcome and effectiveness of the buccal fat pad flap for closure of postoperative midpalatal fistulas and fistulas of the posterior palate in patients previously treated for cleft palate. PATIENTS AND METHODS The charts of 29 patients with residual midpalatal and posterior palatal fistulas treated using(More)
Palatal fistula as a complication of palatal surgery is difficult to manage due to the presence of fibrotic and scarred tissue and the absence of local virgin tissue. Recurrence rates are high. To investigate the efficacy of repairing small and medium sized palatal fistulas using the buccal fat pad (BFP), 20 patients (aged 2.5-19 years) with palatal fistula(More)
BACKGROUND Correction of cleft lip nasal deformities (CLND) is often unsatisfactory because of problems resulting from cartilage weakness and strong soft tissue forces. Therefore, strong cartilaginous support, such as rib cartilage, is mandatory. OBJECTIVES The authors describe placement of rib cartilage grafts to create a more symmetric and aesthetically(More)
INTRODUCTION Asymmetric facial skeletal growth is a common finding in the rhinoplasty patient population. This common abnormality affects all facial components, including the upper lateral cartilages (ULCs). The asymmetric growth also may produce uneven thickness, consistency, curvature, and elastic recoil of the ULC. Ignoring this asymmetry may have a(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal deformity is a common disorder in Wegener granulomatosis, which is produced by polyangitis of medium-sized vessels. This process may cause necrosis and destruction of the nasal mucosa and osteocartilaginous framework. At this time, there is a lack of published data on nasal deformities associated with Wegener granulomatosis. METHODS We(More)
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