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The medial plantar flap presents an ideal tissue reserve, particularly for the reconstruction of the plantar and palmar areas, which require a sensate and unique form of skin. In the past 5 years, the authors performed 16 free flaps, 10 locally pedicled flaps, and five cross-leg flaps on 31 patients for the reconstruction of palmar and plantar defects. All(More)
Full thickness burns involving the lower extremity can result in severe contractures, which impair extremity functions if they are not managed with proper treatment and rehabilitation. After release of postburn contracture of the knee, ankle, and metatarsophalangeal joints, defects often require coverage by flaps. Twelve distally based reverse flow flaps(More)
Self-inflicted burns have an increasing incidence all around the world. There is a high mortality and morbidity rate among these patients. We retrospectively analysed the psychiatric characteristics of self-inflicted burn patients. The results showed that these attempts are somewhat different from suicidal acts and may be defined as parasuicides. The(More)
OBJECTIVE We report an extremely rare case of distant metastasis to the rectus femoris muscle from a laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. METHOD We present a case report and a review of the world literature concerning distant skeletal muscle metastasis from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. RESULTS The patient showed no evidence of distant muscular(More)
Despite the now widespread experience with the administration of chemotherapeutic agents in oncology, extravasation injuries still occur. Furthermore, the most appropriate management of such injuries is not known. The authors examined the current treatment options for extravasation injury and the incidence of this problem. All cases of extravasation(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to present a case report of a patient with hand frostbite injury sustained by helium vapor and discuss the circumstances of this injury, treatment, and preventive measures. METHODS A case report of the incident was drafted and the relevant literatures were reviewed. The patient was treated with antiedema therapy,(More)
INTRODUCTION The axillary region is one of the sites most frequently affected by postburn contractures. In this clinical study, we used pre-expanded pedicled thoracodorsal artery (TDA) perforator flaps for release of postburn contracture of the axillary region. PATIENT AND METHODS Five patients with severe axillary burn contractures were reconstructed(More)
The objectives of this study were to evaluate reconstructive methods for patients receiving brachytherapy after cancer ablation. This retrospective review evaluated 19 patients who received brachytherapy and reconstruction between 1991 and 1998. The average age of the patient was 61.9 years and the average follow-up was 2.9 years. Lesions were located in(More)
Electrical injury may result in cataracts, which usually occur bilaterally. In this report, we present a rare complication of such an injury presenting as a unilateral cataract in a 33-year-old woman with a painless but gradual worsening of vision in her left eye 3 weeks after sustaining a high-voltage electrical injury. A cataract did not develop in the(More)
An island pattern flap in the treatment of lower eyelid cicatricial ectropion is described. The flap is based on the supratrochlear artery and its associated veins. The donor site can be closed easily primarily. The very thin thickness of the pedicle increases the rotational arc of the flap. However, this procedure requires two stages and there is a slight(More)