Anthony H F MacQuillan

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BACKGROUND : The study examined the incidence of anterior belly of digastric muscle agenesis in patients with hemifacial microsomia, to determine the need for routine imaging of the floor of the mouth in patients within this group requesting dynamic lower lip reanimation. METHODS : Patients presenting with microtia were assessed according to the OMENS(More)
Facial paralysis refers to a condition in which all or portions of the facial nerve are paralysed. The facial nerve controls the muscles of facial expression, paralysis which results in a lack of facial expression which is not only an aesthetic issue, but has functional consequences as the patient cannot communicate effectively. The treatment of(More)
The pectoralis minor muscle has been used as an innervated, vascularized, free-muscle graft in the field of facial reanimation for 20 years. Throughout this period, several centers have demonstrated consistent success with functional muscle transfer; however, opinions regarding the arterial pedicle of the flap have varied. The lateral thoracic and(More)
Stains and dyes are frequently used to emphasise tissue structures for viewing under microscopy but few simple objective quantification methods exist. We describe the derivation of a mathematical formula enabling calculation of the relative contribution of three different coloured components to an image, which can be applied to rapid batch assessment of(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral limb reconstruction using functional muscle transfer following injury or tumor resection has been widely reported in the literature. Such procedures often fail to deliver the physiologic contractile strength that might be hoped for in relation to the size of the transplanted muscle. Pure motor nerves of differing sizes were used to(More)
BACKGROUND Results of functional muscle transfer for the treatment of facial palsy vary. Surgical technique in such cases remains constant, with only the selected ramus of the buccal branch of the facial nerve changing. In this study, different-sized branches of the facial nerve were used to reinnervate a constant-sized muscle flap to see whether this might(More)
The long term results following the repair of open injuries to extensors carpi radialis longus and brevis and extensor carpi ulnaris have not previously been reported. A retrospective case note review was performed and patients were called back for assessment following surgical repair. Grip strength and pinch strength were reduced by 9.9% (p=0.017) and(More)