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Precision in preoperative evaluation of the abdominal wall vascular anatomy is of utmost importance in successful planning and execution of perforator flap surgery for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. We performed a study in 357 patients scheduled for deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEAP) flap breast reconstruction to review our 5-year(More)
Classic anatomical dissection of 150 hearts from adults aged 18 - 80 years was performed. The sinoatrial (SA) node artery was most frequently a large atrial branch of the right coronary artery (63%), arising at a mean distance of 1.2 cm (range 0.2 - 2.2 cm) from its beginning, with a mean external diameter of 1.7 mm (range 1 - 3 mm). In 37% of cases the SA(More)
Classic anatomical dissection of 150 heart specimens from adults aged 18 - 80 years was performed. The Thebesian valve was absent in 20% of cases and, in these, 4% had a large ostial valve of the middle cardiac vein in front of the coronary sinus ostium. Fibres of Chiari were found in 10% of cases. Ostia of the middle cardiac vein, posterior veins of the(More)
A reliable method for precise identification of the dominant perforator would be extremely valuable in perforator flap surgery. During the past 5 years, multidetector-row computed tomography has demonstrated excellent results in preoperative planning of abdominal free flap breast reconstruction, significantly reducing operative time and complications. The(More)
A total of 21 patients with latissimus dorsi-scapula free flap reconstruction immediately following radical maxillectomy together with orbital exenteration are presented. Orbital exenteration was performed in all patients due to tumour invasion at the time of diagnosis. There was no total flap failure. Two tissue components subdivided into separate flap(More)
Madelung syndrome is a rare disease found predominantly in the Mediterranean area. It has a distinctive clinical appearance. Staged surgery is the treatment of choice, which produces substantial improvement in both functional and aesthetic appearance. Recurrences usually occur when it is impossible to resect the disease completely.