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Several inorganic materials have been shown previously to hold some osteogenic capacity. The purpose of this study is to compare the bone-forming abilities of hydroxyapatite ceramic, high-density porous polyethylene, and bone collagen within the periosteal island flap of rabbit tibia using histological and biochemical analysis. With this goal, four discrete(More)
All suspected congenital abnormalities of the nose require further evaluation. The nasal dermoid sinus cyst (NDSC) is one of the many midline nasal masses that often pose diagnostic and treatment dilemmas for the plastic and reconstructive surgeon. NDSCs are distinct from other facial dermoids in their potential for involving deeper contiguous structures,(More)
Since vein grafting is often required during transplantation of free muscle flaps but is associated with a higher failure rate than those flaps transplanted with primary anastomoses, we sought to compare primary repair with the use of vein grafting in an experimental setting. We transplanted the gracilis muscle to the contralateral side in 98 rats using(More)
Defects of the nasal columella result in significant cosmetic and functional deformities. Over the years, a variety of methods for nasal columella reconstruction have been described in the literature, as have the technical difficulties of reconstructing this subtle structure. Here, a successful reconstruction of a 3.0 x 2.0 cm-wide nasal columella defect,(More)
Between 1982 and 1997, 29 patients with congenital absence of the vagina underwent modified McIndoe vaginoplasty at the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ege University Medical School, Izmir, Turkey. As a modification, an X incision was utilized instead of a straight-line horizontal or sagittal incision. During the first postoperative week, a(More)
The periosteum has an important role in bone regeneration. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the osteogenic capacities of tibial and cranial periosteum. To achieve this, 44 New Zealand male rabbits were divided into two groups, each consisting of 22 rabbits. In group 1, periosteal flaps were prepared on the tibia of the posterior cruris(More)
The formation of neoplastic changes in the scar tissue of chronically ulcerating wounds is a well-known process. This condition is most commonly seen after the postburn scars, but it may be seen after many kinds of scars. The term "Marjolin's ulcer" is used to describe this type of carcinoma. Although many different cell types can be seen in these lesions,(More)
Gardner syndrome, a variant of familial adenomatous polyposis, is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by gastrointestinal polyps that develop in the colon as well as in the stomach and upper intestine (duodenum), multiple osteomas, and skin and soft tissue tumors. Cutaneous findings include epidermoid cysts, desmoid tumors, and other benign tumors.(More)
The aim of this study was to observe the course of the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve (MMBFN) in relation to the inferior border of the mandible and parotid gland and its relevance to surgical procedures such as rhytidectomy and parotid gland surgery. In this study, 50 specimens were dissected. The relationships between the MMBFN and the(More)
The aim of this study was to classify the buccal branches of the facial nerve in relation to the parotid duct and its relevance to surgical procedures such as rhytidectomy and parotid gland surgery. In this study, 30 cadaver heads (60 specimens) were dissected. The vertical and horizontal relationships between the buccal branches of the facial nerve and(More)