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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)
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)
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)
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)
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 Bulkiness and unsightly scarring are the major complaints after oral cancer reconstruction with free flap transfer. Some debulking procedures, such as blunt-tipped cannula liposuction or staged excision, can result in some improvement, but these methods do not provide a one-stage procedure for flap thinning and scar revision due to the concern of(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)
The human retina is a specialized tissue involved in light stimulus transduction. Despite its unique biology, an accurate reference transcriptome is still missing. Here, we performed gene expression analysis (RNA-seq) of 50 retinal samples from non-visually impaired post-mortem donors. We identified novel transcripts with high confidence (Observed(More)
The pectoralis major myocutaneous pedicled flap (PMMPF) - the "workhorse" for head and neck reconstruction - is associated with a high incidence of complications in certain cases. This study presents free tissue transfer as an alternative salvage technique after PMMPF failure in head and neck reconstruction. It includes seven consecutive patients who(More)