Bülent Yaprak

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A new device was tested on rabbits for the improvement of lagophthalmos, which causes dryness and irritation of the eye and may cause blindness if untreated. In the presented study, 14 rabbits were injected with local anesthetic to induce temporary facial palsy leading to lagophthalmos on one side. To provide functionality to the upper eyelids,(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated complications of free flap reconstruction following oncological head and neck surgery in elderly patients who smoked heavily. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included eight patients (2 females, 6 males; mean age 68.5 years; range 65 to 74 years) over 65 years of age, who smoked heavily (at least 1 pack/day). All cases but one with(More)
  • farkl› yöntemlerin, Ayhan OKUMUfi, +4 authors Günter Hafiz
  • 2008
Objectives: This study was designed to compare different prefabrication models for circumferential tracheal reconstruction. Materials and Methods: Thirty adult female New Zealand rabbits were divided into six groups for circumferential tracheal reconstruction with a different tissue combination. Prefabrication of neotrachea was performed without(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the long-term results of patients who underwent reconstruction with pedicled flaps for soft tissue and sensory restoration. METHODS The study included 30 patients (26 males, 4 females; mean age 33 years; range 16 to 62 years) who underwent sensory restorations of the thumb (n=24), the index finger (n=3), and the little finger(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to compare different prefabrication models for circumferential tracheal reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty adult female New Zealand rabbits were divided into six groups for circumferential tracheal reconstruction with a different tissue combination. Prefabrication of neotrachea was performed without(More)
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