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Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury negatively affects the outcome of surgical interventions for amputated or severely traumatized extremities. This study aimed to evaluate the protective role of l-carnitine on the contractile properties of fast-twitch (extensor digitorum longus [EDL]) and slow-twitch (soleus [SOL]) skeletal muscles following I/R-induced(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of ischaemic preconditioning compared with the surgical delay procedure in an effort to increase the survival rate of single pedicle island venous flaps. Eighteen male Wistar albino rats (250-350 g) were included. A 3 × 4 cm flap was planned at the right lower abdomen of the rat. Superficial(More)
OBJECTIVE Hemangiomas are benign vascular lesions mostly arising from soft tissues. However, intraosseous hemangioma is a rare entity, comprising only 1% of benign bone tumors. We describe here the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of a 42-year-old woman with a painless hard swelling-diagnosed to be intraosseous hemangioma via orbital magnetic(More)
The purpose of this report is to introduce the cross-leg anterolateral thigh perforator flap for closure of a defect on the dorsum of the foot, and to show that the anterolateral thigh perforator flap is a safe option for a cross-bridge microvascular anastomosis in defects of the extremity. The free anterolateral thigh perforator flap was used for a patient(More)
Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is an important clinic problem. It is assessed that prevalence of chronic pain extends to 30% but it is contended that there are various risk factors. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of chronic pain after hysterectomy, risk factors of chronicity, neuropathic features of pain, and sensorial alterations at surgery(More)
Pilomatrixoma was first described in 1880. Since then, approximately 73 carcinomas have been reported in the literature. A 57 year-old man was evaluated for a solitary nodule on the left temporoparietal scalp. Biopsy revealed pilomatrixoma. The lesion was treated by wide surgical resection. The patient was free of disease 6 months after surgery. We report(More)
BACKGROUND There are numerous clinical and experimental studies reporting unfavourable effects of cigarette smoke on skin flaps. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether unfavourable effects of cigarette smoke on flap survival could be reduced by botulinum toxin type A. METHODS Twenty-eight male Wistar albino rats (15 months of age, mean weight 210 g [range 180(More)
all the skin layers, and it may occasionally extend through the bone and dura of the skull (1). Aplasia cutis congenita is a rare entity. Just over 500 cases have been reported (2). Clinically, the neonate presents one or more sharply circumscribed surface areas where skin has failed to develop. The defect is usually small and solitary, but extensive(More)