Afşin Uysal

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BACKGROUND Pilonidal sinus is a common disease that mostly affects young people. Despite numerous treatment modalities, the best technique has not yet been determined and there are many recurrences, causing economic losses and serious discomfort for the patients. METHODS The authors used V-Y rotation flaps for coverage of the defects after excision and(More)
Reconstruction of the bone defects due to various causes is still one of the challenging problems in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Periosteum is accepted to be the essential source for the repair of the bone tissue, which constitutes the basis of the support and the mobility functions of the surrounding tissues. Periosteal grafts and flaps have been(More)
Malignant changes arising on the previously traumatized or chronically inflamed skin are defined as Marjolin ulcers. They can develop on many different lesions but frequently they are detected on burn scars. Histopathologically, Marjolin ulcers are mostly diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma and they need special attention when especially located on the(More)
Neuromuscular hamartoma is a rare benign tumor consisted of well-differentiated striated muscle fibers within mature neural elements. Though most cases are composed of solitary masses associated with major peripheral nerves, multiple tumors or subcutaneous tumors without any association with peripheral nerves have also been reported. Twenty-three(More)
Sildenafil is a cyclic guanosine-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PD-5) inhibitor that is widely used for erectile dysfunction. Potent and competitive inhibition of PD-5 enhances levels of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). Fibrin glue-apart from tissue fixation-has been used for slow release of drugs. In this study, local delivery of Sildenafil(More)
The use of alloplastic materials in plastic surgery has become more extensive with advancement of autogenous-tissue reconstruction techniques for the repair of defects, tissue augmentation, and the stabilization of bones. An ideal alloplastic material should be nonallergenic, noncarcinogenic, sterilizable, and easy to shape and should not cause rejection.(More)
Numerous materials have been used for the correction and prevention of dorsal nasal irregularities. Experimental and clinical studies have been useful but have provided insufficient results for several reasons, including the impossibility of obtaining pathologic specimens from aesthetic patients and imprecise experimental models. In this study, an(More)
BACKGROUND Rhinoplasty has become one of the most frequently requested and performed surgical procedures for both functional and aesthetic purposes. As an attention-attracting prominence, even the slightest disfigurement of the nose causes serious disturbance to the patient before or after the operation. Functional problems also cause discomfort. For these(More)
Reconstruction of the defects with various flaps is the main issue in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Tissues used for the repair of the defects of the face should be convenient for this most important aesthetic unit. Color, elasticity, and volume of the transferred tissues have the utmost importance for successful results. Platysma muscle flap appears(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of bilateral extraoral infraorbital nerve block with 0.25% bupivacaine administered at the end of surgery in postoperative pain relief after cleft lip repair. Forty ASA I-II children were randomly divided into 2 groups. Group I received 1.5 mL 0.25% bupivacaine and group II received 1.5 mL(More)