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Lymphangiosarcoma (LAS) is an aggressive, malignant vascular tumor following long-lasting chronic lymphedema. Patients with LAS demonstrate a history of breast cancer treated by radical mastectomy in the majority of patients. In the 1960s the incidence of LAS in patients with a 5-year survival after radical mastectomy varied from 0.07 to 0.45%. Today, due(More)
The anatomical basis of the blood supply to the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap and the circulation of the cutaneous territory zone IV have been studied in 40 anatomical dissections on fresh cadavers. The pedicle length, diameter and the number and distribution of the major perforator vessels were recorded. The cutaneous territories supplied(More)
In patients after extensive burn injury the lack of split thickness skin graft donor sites, and consecutive delay in wound closure are critical factors of morbidity and mortality. In addition limited functional and aesthetic results after transplantation of split thickness skin grafts present a socioeconomic problem. For improved wound closure the aim of(More)
Since the implementation and use of silicone implants in breast surgery the risks are published and discussed. Especially, the incidence of late silicone implant rupture and its potential risk to induce local siliconomas are still under discussion and not sufficiently evaluated. So far literature data offer no information of intrapulmonal or peripheral(More)
Controversy surrounds the aetiology of obstetric brachial plexus lesions. Most authors consider that it is caused by traction or compression of the brachial plexus during delivery. Some patients, however, present without a history of major traction during delivery, and some delivered by Caesarean section also suffer the injury. In our series of 42 infants,(More)
Occipital nerve neuralgia is a rare cause of severe headache, and may be difficult to treat. We report the case of a patient with occipital nerve neuralgia caused by pathological contact of the nerve with the occipital artery. The pain was refractory to medical treatment. Surgical decompression yielded complete remission.
OBJECTIVE Wound healing in burn wounds presents a challenge in healthcare, and there is still a lack of alternatives in topical burn wound treatments. - The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a new therapeutic ointment (MEBO) in the treatment of partial thickness burns. METHODS 40 patients received either topical treatment with Moist(More)
BACKGROUND Infected abdominal defects after laparatomy or abdominoplasty may present serious complications. The management of a progressive infection in the abdominal region with partial necrosis -without peritoneal irritation - is treated variously. Multiple revisions due to re-infection or seroma are often necessary. The different surgical treatment(More)