Hyon-Surk Kim

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BACKGROUND Autologous or implant-based breast reconstruction after nipple-sparing mastectomy is increasingly preferred worldwide as a breast cancer treatment option. However, postoperative nipple-areola complex (NAC) necrosis is the most significant complication of nipple-sparing mastectomy. The purpose of our study was to identify the risk factors for NAC(More)
BACKGROUND A robotic surgery technique of harvesting the latissimus dorsi muscle flap has technical advantages over endoscopic harvest and cosmetic advantages over the open technique. The authors introduce a new transaxillary gasless technique using an articulated long retractor for robot assisted latissimus dorsi flap harvest. METHODS Twelve robot(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Various types of allogenic skin substitutes composed of cryopreserved keratinocytes, fibroblasts, or both have been used for treatments of diabetic foot ulcers, but the effects have generally not been dramatic because cryopreservation impairs cell activities. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the use of non-cryopreserved(More)
The status of the blood supply to the hypothenar skin was investigated by anatomical and radiological studies. The investigation revealed that the hypothenar skin receives a rich blood supply from the arterial network by branches from the palmar ulnar artery of the little finger and the hypothenar branches. By making use of this abundance of vascular(More)
BACKGROUND Perineal reconstruction following pelvic exenteration is a challenging area in plastic surgery. Its advantages include preventing complications by obliterating the pelvic dead space and minimizing the scar by using the previous abdominal incision and a vertical rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (VRAM) flap. However, only a few studies have(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to introduce free toe soft tissue transfer using local infiltration anesthesia in patients not suitable for general anesthesia and local tissue coverage. METHODS From January 2006 to August 2012, a total of 11 traumatic fingertip defects were reconstructed by toe soft tissue transfer. All procedures except 1 were done as(More)
BACKGROUND The fibular free flap has been used as the standard methods of segmental mandibular reconstruction. The objective of mandibular reconstruction not only includes restored continuity of the mandible but also the recovery of optimal function. This paper emphasizes the advantage of the fibular free flap reconstruction over that of locking mandibular(More)
BACKGROUND Poly-L-lactide materials combined with hydroxyapatite (u-HA /PLLA) have been developed to overcome the drawbacks of absorbable materials, such as radiolucency and comparably less implant strength. This study was designed to evaluate the usefulness of u-HA/PLLA material in the repair of orbital medial wall defects. METHODS This study included 10(More)
PURPOSE Transcutaneous partial oxygen tension (TcpO2) is considered the gold standard for assessment of tissue oxygenation, which is an essential factor for wound healing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between macrocirculation and TcpO2 in persons with diabetes mellitus. SUBJECTS AND SETTING Ninety-eight patients with diabetic(More)
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