Ching-Hung Lai

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PURPOSE Treatment of composite tissue loss in the finger pulp is often difficult. The purpose of this report is to present our experience on using medial plantar artery perforator flap for repair of finger pulp defects and to restore fingertip sensation after traumatic injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS The free medial plantar artery perforator (MPAP) flaps(More)
OBJECTIVE The advent of free tissue transfer has offered several options that allow the restoration of both the structural and functional defects of the scalp and calvaria caused by malignant tumors or sequelae after trauma. This study aims to investigate the free flap options for complicated scalp and calvarial reconstructions. METHODS There were 12 free(More)
INTRODUCTION Double eyelidplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in Asia. Subjective enlargement of the ocular surface area (OSA) after double eyelidplasty was appreciated by patients. Objective measurement of the OSA provides a more scientific result. We introduce a relatively precise method, using iris as a scale combined with the digital(More)
The presence of epicanthal folds is a unique appearance in the eyelids of Asians. Various medial epicanthoplasty techniques have been discussed to achieve a better aesthetic result. Owing to the complexity of the surgery, a design based on anatomic variations of the epicanthal fold is imperative. From September 2006 to November 2010, the author performed(More)
Operation techniques for blepharoptosis have been a great challenge for plastic surgeons. Complications and recurrence in conventional operations of eyelid ptosis cannot be neglected. The finding of the close linkage between the longitudinal-oriented frontalis muscle (FM) and the horizontal-orientated orbicularis oculi (OOM) muscle convinced us of the(More)
BACKGROUND Destruction of the thumb secondary to trauma presents a much more significant influence on daily living than do injuries to the other digits. Various surgical techniques contribute to repair distal defects of the fingers, especially thumb reconstruction. METHODS Seven patients received free medial plantar artery perforator (MPAP) flaps to(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the initial conditions and treatment outcomes of patients with advanced stage IV oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) treated with or without free flap reconstruction following ablative tumor resection. METHODS Two hundred forty-two pathological stage IV OSCC patients (without distant metastasis) treated(More)
We have designed a refinement of the reverse digital artery flap technique for soft-tissue defects on the dorsum of the fingers. In contrast with the traditional reverse digital artery flap it reduces the morbidity at the donor site and increases the ease and availability of resurfacing the defect. We suggest it is an alternative for the resurfacing of(More)
Six cases of frontal osteoma had been operated with assistance of endoscopic surgery. Patient age ranged from 34 to 59 years. The diameter of the masses varies from 8 to 14 mm. The access incision was hidden behind the frontal hairline and the dissection plane went in the subperiosteal layer. The injury of the nerve branch and vessel can be easily avoided(More)
We report our method of restoration of the radial artery in the use of the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap to overcome the important drawback of sacrificing the radial artery in cases of free radial forearm flap (FRFF), which is indicated for reconstruction of the tongue and other intraoral defects. There were 12 patients in our series, but only seven(More)