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BACKGROUND For the first time, we define and correlate visual and histologic grading systems of composite tissue allograft (CTA) skin rejection in a large-animal model and determine the utility of these grading systems for early diagnosis and monitoring of rejection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen pairs of outbred swine underwent transplant of a forelimb… (More)
Available theories on the etiology and pathogenesis of male pattern baldness have not been satisfactory. Nonetheless, the most widely adopted theory today is the androgenetic theory. The current article introduces a new theory. According to the new theory the pressure created by the weight of the scalp is the cause of the baldness. The weight of the whole… (More)
SUMMARY What is wrong with the current understanding of etiopatho genesis of androgenic alopecia (AGA)? What is the most important question to ask to understand AGA? Why is that question skimped? Which findings are interpreted incorrectly? Is there anything that has not been discerned about AGA until today? What are the deceptive factors for investigators?… (More)
The intra-operative tunnel expansion technique is described to prevent tunnel compression following muscle transfers. The results of ten cases of latissimus dorsi transfer using this new technique are reported.
A new technique for nasal reconstruction is described. This method--expansion-assisted flap prefabrication--is essentially a simultaneous application of pretransfer grafting and tissue-expansion procedures for creating custom-made forehead flaps to meet varying requirements of nasal reconstruction. We have applied this new technique on seven patients, with… (More)
We describe the nonmicrosurgical use of an osteocutaneous parascapular flap as a new application in reconstructive hand surgery for reconstruction of a complex hand defect resulting from a gunshot injury. This technique, namely the transaxillary parascapular flap, is easy to perform and does not require the sophisticated equipment and expertise of… (More)