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Human amnion as a temporary biological wound dressing has remained a beneficial and cost-effective means of treating burns in developing countries. The aim of this study was to determine whether human amnion that has undergone long-term preservation in glycerol is an effective biological dressing compared to fresh amnion and glycerol-preserved human skin.… (More)
A case of anomalous superficialis muscle belly in the palm is presented. Nineteen such cases have been reported until now. Our case differs in that the anomalous muscle originated from the flexor digitorum superficialis tendon to the index finger by way of an accessory tendon.
Anthropometry of the face has always been an interesting subject for artists and plastic surgeons. Since ancient times, many rules have been proposed for the ideal face. The authors measured directly vertical and horizontal proportions of the face and inclinations of the soft-tissue facial profile in 1050 young Turkish adults. Differences between the facial… (More)
The sacral region is one of the most frequent sites of pressure sore development, and local flaps in the gluteal region are usually preferred when surgical closure is needed. The authors used the gluteal fasciocutaneous rotation-advancement flap with V-Y closure to manage sacral pressure sores in 15 patients. The design was a combination of the classic… (More)
The zone of stasis, the encircling area of the zone of coagulation, is a critical area which determines the depth and width of the necrosis in burns. Many agents were proposed to salvage the zone of stasis. Due to the known preventive and therapeutic effects of N-acetylcysteine on hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, pulmonary injury, and multiple organ failure… (More)
We herein report a case of a diabetic 49-year-old woman with anterior chest wall necrotizing fasciitis that caused a retropharyngeal abscess and discuss the literature surrounding necrotizing soft tissue infections of the chest wall. The patient was treated with serial wound debridements, antibiotic therapy, and percutaneous drainage and serial irrigation… (More)