Barbara I Haeseker

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PURPOSE To evaluate long-term outcomes of eye-conserving treatment using Ruthenium-106 plaque brachytherapy with or without transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) for small to intermediate size choroidal melanomas. METHODS Outcomes of 425 consecutive patients were analysed. The median basal tumour diameter was 10.9 mm (range 4.8-15.9 mm), and the median(More)
Twenty-seven consecutive fasciocutaneous flaps comprising skin, fat, and deep fascia have been successfully used to close a variety of defects on the lower leg and trunk. The advantages of these flaps are enumerated, and the blood supply of the deep fascia and its relationship to the tissues deep and superficial to it are described.
A simple technique is described for the surgical correction of inverted nipples: a combination of a method utilising the excision of three rhomboid skin areas of nipple and areola with local areolar flaps filling the post-excisional dead space beneath the nipple, based on the principle of de-epithelialised "turn-over" flaps.
Cultured epidermal allografts have been successfully used to treat a wide variety of skin defects ranging from burns to leg ulcers. Their postulated mechanism of action is through release of multiple cytokines that stimulate epithelialization from the wound periphery as well as from remnant epidermal appendages. A randomized, controlled clinical trial was(More)
This paper outlines briefly the part played by two Dutch surgeons Jan Esser and Carel Koch and their contacts in England in the development of plastic surgery on the Continent and in Great Britain. Photographs and letters from the archives of Jan Esser throw a new light on the early days of the new specialty of plastic and reconstructive surgery.