Bernard Pavy

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The frequencies of cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL(P)) and isolated cleft palate (CP) have been estimated in France to be 0.082% and 0.035%, respectively, after exclusion of malformation syndromes. A genetic and epidemiological study has been carried out on 468 patients with CL(P) and 163 with CP. The results are given in detail and some specific(More)
Polydactyly is the most common congenital limb anomaly occurring both as an isolated defect or as part of a syndrome. However mirror foot is an exceptional abnormality (14 cases reported). The authors describe two sporadic cases of mirror foot. The first case presents a mirror polydactyly of the left foot, an hexadactyly of the right foot and a central(More)
INTRODUCTION Knowledge of the anatomy of soft palate muscles is of great interest in cleft palate surgery, in surgical correction of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and in excision of maxillo-facial carcinomas. Some authors described the palatal aponeurosis as the expansion of the tendon of the two tensor veli palatini muscles, others stated that the(More)
UNLABELLED Convergence of medicine and Internet may be one of the most remarkable transformations in the health care business. Following the path led by the United States, the number of French websites related to cosmetic surgery is growing rapidly. In this study, we intend to assess the quality of French websites dedicated to cosmetic surgery regarding(More)
Congenital hypoplasia of the thumb is often seen in association with longitudinal failure of formation of the radius. A clinical study of 20 children, with 26 cases of hypoplasia of the thumb was conducted to evaluate the surgical indications according to the stage of the malformation. The results were evaluated for each patient of the study, with the(More)
  • Bernard Pavy
  • Annales de chirurgie plastique et esthetique
  • 1996
Iterative excision is a simple method which consists in reducing the surface of a skin lesion in several surgical stages before total removal. The surrounding healthy skin loosens in the time between each stage, making it possible to perform excisions with simple closures and thus reduce the final scar. Care must be taken to avoid deforming the neighboring(More)
Vacuum-assisted closure(VAC) is a simple wound healing tool in plastic surgery. We report a large thoracic defect in a child, in which the VAC was used to cover an exposed polytetrafluoroethylene prosthesis. The VAC saved the prosthesis and induced complete granulation of the wound, which healed completely in five weeks.