Amir H. Dorafshar

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The treatment of craniofacial defects can present many challenges due to the variety of tissue-specific requirements and the complexity of anatomical structures in that region. 3D-printing technologies provide clinicians, engineers and scientists with the ability to create patient-specific solutions for craniofacial defects. Currently, there are three key(More)
RESULTS: A total of 46,617 patients with orofacial clefts were identified, 14.6% with isolated cleft lip (CL), 51.7% with cleft lip and palate (CLP), and 33.7% with isolated cleft palate (CP). The incidence of patients requiring EFA increased from 2000 (3.7%) to 2012 (5.8%) (p<0.001). After controlling for comorbidities, the incidence was again found to(More)
contracture. Capsular Contracture is the most common complication following primary augmentation mammo-plasty, yet its etiology remains cryptogenic. METHODS: PubMed was searched for publications from January 1 of 2000 through October of 2015. Studies with the following criteria were included: primary breast augmentation with implants; use of antimicrobial(More)
BACKGROUND We have adopted an intraoral microsurgical anastomosis to the facial vessels to eliminate the need for any visible facial incisions. METHODS Cadaveric dissection was used to demonstrate accessibility of the facial artery and vein through an intraoral approach. Additionally, 5 patients underwent free tissue transfer for reconstruction of major(More)
RESULTS: A total of 46,617 patients with orofacial clefts were identified, 14.6% with isolated cleft lip (CL), 51.7% with cleft lip and palate (CLP), and 33.7% with isolated cleft palate (CP). The incidence of patients requiring EFA increased from 2000 (3.7%) to 2012 (5.8%) (p<0.001). After controlling for comorbidities, the incidence was again found to(More)
OBJECTIVE Because the metopic suture normally fuses during infancy, there are varying degrees of severity in head shape abnormalities associated with premature fusion. A method for the objective and reproducible assessment of metopic synostosis is needed to guide management, as current methods are limited by their reliance on aesthetic markers. The object(More)
OBJECTIVE Subjective evaluations typically guide craniosynostosis repair. This study provides normative values of anthropometric cranial indices that are clinically useful for the evaluation of multiple types of craniosynostosis and introduces 2 new indices that are useful in the evaluation and management of metopic and bicoronal synostosis. The authors(More)
OBJECTIVE Due to the changing properties of the infant skull, there is still no clear consensus on the ideal time to surgically intervene in cases of nonsyndromic craniosynostosis (NSC). This study aims to shed light on how patient age at the time of surgery may affect surgical outcomes and the subsequent need for reoperation. METHODS A retrospective cohort(More)
UNLABELLED Complex periorbital subunit reconstruction is challenging because the goals of effective reconstruction vary from one individual to another. The purpose of this article is to explore the indications and anatomic feasibility of periorbital transplantation by reviewing our institutional repository of facial injury. METHODS Institutional review(More)
The authors describe the case of a boy with Muenke syndrome, an autosomal dominant disorder associated with craniosynostosis. The family history was significant for syndromic craniosynostosis in the patient's maternal grandmother, who died in adulthood after a craniofacial reconstruction. The patient, her grandson, underwent craniofacial reconstruction(More)