Emin Tuncay Ustuner

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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)
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)
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)
In the treatment of high-voltage electrical injuries of the upper extremity, one-stage procedures are superior to multiple-stage procedures since time is a critical factor in obtaining functional results. In two cases of high-voltage electrical injuries of the upper extremity, a latissimus dorsi flap with double skin islands was used as a one-stage(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)
A case with surgical emphysema of the left cervicofacial region following an isolated fracture of the mandible is presented. It is emphasized that facial trauma associated with surgical emphysema requires close observation for the possible development of serious complications. The etiology, pathophysiology and treatment of this condition are discussed 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)
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