Juan Angelats

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OBJECTIVE This study evaluated sonography as a screening test for breast implant rupture and developed diagnostic criteria for implant rupture. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Women contemplating implant removal were evaluated prospectively with sonography. Implants were classified as normal, indeterminate, or ruptured. Individual sonographic signs were analyzed for(More)
BACKGROUND Although many studies on transaxillary breast augmentation (TBA) have been published, none has examined the incidence of intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN) injury after aesthetic surgery. OBJECTIVE This study was designed to measure the incidence of ICBN injury after endoscopic and non-endoscopic TBA, and to determine anatomic guidelines for the(More)
Large soft-tissue defects in the lower one-third of the nose challenge the reconstructive surgeon both technically and aesthetically. Many procedures have been described previously that close the wound with varying degrees of color and texture match. We present a modified nasal rotation flap that closes large soft-tissue defects of the lower one-third of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy and reproducibility of different methods for calculating breast volume when using measurements made on mammograms. MATERIALS AND METHODS The volumes of 32 breasts were determined by pathologic evaluation of mastectomy specimens. Two radiologists independently measured breast height and width(More)
BACKGROUND The latissimus dorsi flap has become a first-line option in reconstruction of the breast cancer patient. Donor-site seroma is a commonly described postoperative complication of the latissimus dorsi flap. METHODS A retrospective chart review from 1998 to 2003 of all patients undergoing latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction was performed (n =(More)
We review our surgical experience with hidradenitis suppurativa of the axilla at Cook County Hospital during the years 1963 to 1972. The operation for this entity described by Pollock et al has (1) reduced the length of hospitalization, (2) increased the rate of primary healing and reduced the period of secondary healing, (3) allowed a great amount of(More)
Skin-sparing mastectomy is an emerging technique useful for patients with early-stage breast cancer who are not candidates for breast conservation surgery and are candidates for immediate plastic surgery reconstruction of the breast. Coupled with sentinel node surgery to assess lymph node status, the goal of this technique is to achieve maximal breast and(More)
During the past 3 years, the authors have been using the modified autogenous latissimus myocutaneous flap (MALF) for breast reconstruction in increasing numbers because of occasional patient and surgeon dissatisfaction with other methods of breast reconstruction. They have found this method to have unprecedented reliability, making it preferable to other(More)
BACKGROUND Combined surgery is an attractive option for both patients and surgeons. Unfortunately, it remains unclear to patients whether plastic surgery can be combined safely and efficaciously with other surgeries, particularly gynecologic surgery. The goal of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of combined abdominoplasty and gynecologic(More)