Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo

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Although clinical examination alone or in combination with other techniques is the only ubiquitous method for flap monitoring, it becomes problematic with buried free-tissue transfer. We present a DIEP flap sentinel skin paddle (SSP) positioning algorithm and its reliability is also investigated using a standardized monitoring protocol. All DIEP flaps were(More)
BACKGROUND Gynecomastia is a common medical problem presenting in nearly a third of the male population. Treatment for gynecomastia can be either pharmacological or surgical. Patients with gynecomastia often experience affected quality-of-life. The aim of this systematic review was to analyze the quality of evidence of the current literature in relation to(More)
BACKGROUND The authors report four cases of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) from a single institution and propose a multidisciplinary protocol. METHODS From 2012 to 2014, four breast implant-associated ALCL cases were diagnosed. The authors performed the original operation, and no patients were referred to their practice.(More)
BACKGROUND According to recent studies, peripheral nerve decompression in diabetic patients seems to not only improve nerve function, but also to increase microcirculation; thus decreasing the incidence of diabetic foot wounds and amputations. However, while the postoperative improvement of nerve function is demonstrated, the changes in peripheral(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze outcomes of patients who had prior abdominal operations and underwent DIEP flap breast reconstruction and to describe technical strategies to insure well-vascularized flap-harvest minimizing abdominal donor-site complications. All patients who underwent DIEP flap breast reconstruction between 2004 and 2014 were reviewed(More)
The aim of this study is to present our experience on the use of various recipient sites for deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction and compare them by means of objective data. Two hundred fifty six DIEP flap breast reconstructions, performed between March 2004 and May 2011, were retrospectively analyzed. Only unilateral(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate clinical and aesthetic results of simultaneous contralateral balancing procedures in unilateral DIEP flap reconstructions by means of a symmetrization algorithm. Between 2004 and 2013, 335 patients underwent DIEP flap breast reconstruction with 48 patients (mean age 51.8 years, range 32-69 years) undergoing(More)
Recidivating pressure sores are a frequent complication in meningomyelocele patients because of their limitation in motility and their scarce ability to monitor the pressure applied on insensate areas while seated. We report the utilization of the sensate pedicled anterolateral thigh perforator flap for reconstruction of ischiatic sores in meningomyelocele(More)
Background Correlation among age, clinical, and aesthetic outcomes in implant-based and autologous breast reconstructions was investigated. Methods Between 2004 and 2014, a retrospective study was performed on patients who underwent reconstruction following mastectomy. Patients were divided in group A (< 50 years), group B (≥ 50-59 years), group C (≥ 60-69(More)