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Abdominoplasty surgery has spread universally, as both an aesthetic and a reconstructive procedure, and new techniques are appearing with the goal of minimizing ischemic complications of the flap and bettering body contour. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that an abdominoplasty technique with limited undermining and preservation of the flap(More)
The transaxillary breast augmentation (TBA) technique has gained popularity because of several advantages. However, the impact of the procedure on breast lymphatic drainage and sentinel node (SN) detection remains controversial. The objective of this study was to evaluate the lymphatic patterns and SN detection rates after TBA by using lymphoscintigraphy(More)
Mammaplasty for patients who have experienced massive weight loss involves some concepts that differ from those that apply to mammaplasty for normal patients. Breast anatomic characteristics make this procedure a very challenging situation. The authors present their experience with a new mammaplasty technique using an extended thoracic wall flap associated(More)
The literature reports many variations of Poland’s syndrome. This article describes 18 cases of Poland’s syndrome in different stages of treatment, with variable clinical presentations and reconstructive techniques. This study evaluated 15 females and 3 males, ages 2 to 43 years, for breast deformity, nipple–areolar complex position, pectoralis muscle(More)
The cause of fibrous dysplasia of the bone is obscure. We reviewed the available literature concerning temporal bone involvement and analyzed temporal bone involvement and analyzed the most common aspects of this fascinating disease, adding three cases of our own. A clinical staging is proposed: stage 1, latent; stage 2, symptomatic; and stage 3,(More)
BACKGROUND Despite all benefits offered by mandible distraction, complications and long-term consequences need to be evaluated to define its safety and morbidity. Forty mandible distractions were studied. Panoramic mandible radiographs obtained preoperatively, during distraction, and during the postoperative period were reviewed, with the intention of(More)
Approximately 5% of 1-year-old children have prominent ears. The most common findings are underdevelopment or lack of the antihelical fold, overdevelopment of the concha, a scapha-conchal angle greater than 130°, and a protruding lobule. This study compared the cephaloauricular and scaphaconchal angles of 15 patients with prominent ears and 15 patients in a(More)
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