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This paper reports the finding of the superior auricular artery, which is a fairly large arterial branch, about 1 mm in diameter, arising from the superficial temporal artery anterior to the auricular helix. It is covered by skin, the anterior auricular muscle, and the fascia of the parotid gland. It runs together with its concomitant vein posteriorly in(More)
To investigate sonographic features and evolution of breast fat nodules after cosmetic augmentation with autologous fat. Breast sonography was performed on 41 patients who underwent bilateral breast augmentation by autologous fat injection. Sonography was initiated 2 to 17 months after the operation. Follow-up sonography evaluated the size, positions,(More)
The groin flap was designed to improve the conventional repair of the donor site of the anterolateral thigh flap. The modification method was applied successfully to cover the defects of donor sites of anterolateral thigh flaps in five patients. An ideal color match and a stable and completed composition for the donor sites were obtained. Little morbidity(More)
Polyacrylamide hydrogel, a new biomaterial, has been used for injected breast augmentation in China since 1997. A series of 30 patients with various complications after injected polyacrylamide hydrogel visited the author’s department. Most of these patients had undergone injection of both breasts. The average age of the patients was 27.6 years, and the time(More)
Reconstruction of the distal portion of the foot has always represented a difficult problem in plastic surgery. We report a distally based dorsalis pedis island flap based on the first dorsal metatarsal artery, which has been successfully used to treat the distal portion of the foot in eight patients. The size of flaps ranged from 3 cm x 4 cm to 6 cm x 7(More)
The present study was conducted to explore the efficacy of suicide gene therapy with thymidine kinase (TK) in combination with cytosine deaminase (CD) for breast cancer. The expression of CD/TK was detected in the infected cells by RT-PCR. The killing effect on MCF-7 cells following treatment was analyzed by MTT assay. The morphological characteristics of(More)
Severe cervical scar contractive after burn is best repaired with a flap for the neck maximal function restoration. The trapezius myocutaneous flap is a common one to be used for this purpose. However, the traditional technique is usually not appreciated to transfer the flap to the opposite side of the neck in one stage. The delayed procedures are usually(More)
The article reports the results of the anatomic observations from dissecting 30 upper eyelids and 8 eyebrows of adult cadavers. In the eyebrow region, the anterior and posterior sheaths of the galea enclose the muscle plane where the frontalis, orbicularis and corrugator muscles are interdigitated. The posterior sheath attaches to supraorbital ridge through(More)