Gregg R. Allison

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The current study reports complications from thyroidectomy in 253 consecutive patients from 1988 to 1992. There were 10 temporary cases of hypoparathyroidism. After total thyroidectomy, one of 34 patients (3.2%) developed permanent hypoparathyroidism. Complications of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury or hypoparathyroidism were no more common following(More)
Kimura's disease (KD) is an allergic, inflammatory disorder of unknown cause. The typical presentation is in a young Oriental male with nontender subcutaneous swellings in the head and neck region, lymphadenopathy, peripheral eosinophilia, and elevated serum IgE. Many patients with KD also develop renal involvement. Treatment options range from conservative(More)
Twelve patients with advanced carcinoma of the floor of the mouth and tongue were treated with total (five patients) or subtotal (seven patients) glossectomy, partial mandibulectomy, and immediate reconstruction with the microvascular composite groin flap. The osteomusculocutaneous groin flap was used in eleven patients, and the osteomuscular flap was used(More)
Frey's syndrome after parotidectomy has an incidence generally reported to be 50% to 60% and is thought to be due to aberrant reinnervation of sweat glands by postganglionic parasympathetic fibers normally supplying the parotid gland. One hundred twelve patients had interposition of a flap of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system between the parotid bed(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of a generous fasciocutaneous ulnar forearm free flap in pharyngoesophageal reconstruction. DESIGN Tertiary referral center. SETTING Private practice. PATIENTS From September 1, 1991, to October 30, 1996, 20 ulnar forearm free flaps were used to reconstruct the pharyngoesophagus in 19 patients after surgery for squamous(More)
Ten patients with infiltrating carcinomas of the base of the tongue/tonsillar region underwent 30 to 100 percent resection of the base of the tongue and lateral pharyngeal wall. The surgical defect was reconstructed (9 primary, 1 secondary) with a large microvascular ulnar forearm flap that was selectively contoured to provide bulk for the base of the(More)
Between 1978 and 1991, 56 microvascular composite flaps were used for oromandibular reconstructions: 15 for primary total and subtotal tongue reconstruction and five for secondary major tongue reconstruction. The delayed reconstructions were performed to improve the oral and pharyngeal phases of swallowing. Using a floor of the mouth composite bone grafting(More)
Resection of the parotid area for tumor results in several deformities. In addition to the neck scar, there is a retromandibular and cheek depression. By using a rhytidectomy incision and advancement of the superficial musculoaponeurotic fascia, we have obtained excellent exposure for all parotid operations, including those for accessory parotid lobe(More)
Thirteen patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue underwent full-thickness longitudinal resection of the hemitongue and immediate microvascular reconstruction using a large, contoured ulnar forearm flap. Six of the 13 patients had a composite resection for which an additional vascularized iliac crest graft was used to reconstruct the mandible and(More)
Since 1979, the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) has been used in over 100 parotidectomies to ameliorate the sunken facial appearance, and to prevent Frey's Syndrome. The procedure involves a rhytidectomy incision followed by variations including superior rotation, posterior advancement and plication of the SMAS. Appropriateness of such(More)