Benjamin Schlechter

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A high rate of success can be expected in the management of posterior trunk defects with muscle flaps. The surgeon has to adhere closely to the basic reconstructive principles of adequate debridement of all necrotic or devitalized tissues; management of infection with local wound care and appropriate antibiotic therapy; and coverage with well-vascularized(More)
Complications of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) have often been related to the application of excessive traction to the gastrostomy tube in an attempt to achieve immediate juxtaposition of the gastric and abdominal walls. Recent clinical reviews have suggested that complication rates can be reduced by avoiding such traction and leaving a longer(More)
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is still at an investigational stage, and varying methods have been described in the literature. These include the transabdominal preperitoneal approach, the intraperitoneal onlay mesh procedure, and the extraperitoneal approach. This study evaluates the differences in macroscopic adhesion formation between transabdominal(More)
Of the various techniques known, simple interrupted sutures remain the gold standard in the microanastomosis of vessels. Tying many knots, however, is time consuming. This may be of more significance with tissue such as the jejunum, which is significantly effected by ischemia time, or when several vessels are to be anastomosed. In this study, 60 femoral(More)
The authors report the salvage of a lower limb with recalcitrant venous stasis ulcers by "sequential" free flaps in a patient with co-existing chronic venous insufficiency and arterial occlusive disease. This presentation is interesting for inclusion of the following: (1) treatment of a recalcitrant venous ulcer by the combination of free-tissue transfer(More)
This is a report of two extremely unusual complications of craniofacial surgery on a single patient. A 14-year-old female underwent resection of a recurrent teratoma four times within the first 9 years of life. This left her with two large cranial cavities in the left temple and posterior to the orbit communicating with the subarachnoid space constituting a(More)
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