Kyung Won Minn

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PURPOSE Studies regarding the effects of aesthetic outcomes after breast cancer surgery on quality of life (QoL) have yielded inconsistent results. This study analyzed the aesthetic outcomes and QoL of women who underwent breast conserving surgery (BCS) or total mastectomy with immediate reconstruction (TMIR) using objective and validated methods. (More)
During the past decade, many studies using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) have been conducted in various medical fields, from cardiovascular research to applications for corneal diseases. Nonetheless, there are several limitations of practical applications of PRP and ASCs. Most reports of PRP are anecdotal and few include(More)
A positive cross-match in cadaveric liver transplantation is relatively acceptable, but its role in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is less well known. The aim of this study is to examine the significance of cytotoxic cross-match in adult-to-adult LDLT using small-for-size grafts. Forty-three adult-to-adult LDLTs were performed at Seoul National(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative volume assessment is useful in breast reconstruction. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography are commonly available to reconstructive surgeons in the care of a patient with breast cancer. This study aimed to verify the accuracy of breast volume measured by MRI, and to identify any factor affecting the relationship between(More)
BACKGROUND Lower abdominal soft tissue transfer is the standard procedure for breast reconstruction. However, abdominal wall weakness and herniation commonly occur postoperatively at the donor site. To reduce the morbidities of the donor site, the superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap was introduced, but inconsistent anatomy of the SIEA has(More)
Oxygen free radicals have been shown to result from and mediate deleterious effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin. The purpose of this study was to determine if topical DL-alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) could reduce ultraviolet-induced damage to the epidermis. Twenty mice were treated with either ethanol or a 1:1 mixture of tocopherol and ethanol.(More)
Capsular contracture is the most common side effect of breast implant insertion and the problem that breast surgeons seek to avoid the most. Previous animal studies have proved that an antiadhesive barrier solution (AABS) prevents peri-implant capsule formation. In this study, the authors sought to explore the effect that Guardix-SG®, an AABS that can(More)
BACKGROUND Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP), a rare low-grade sarcoma of fibroblast origin, tends to extend in a finger-like fashion beyond macroscopic tumor margins. Therefore, incomplete removal and subsequent recurrence are common. This study aimed to determine the efficacy of wide local excision (WLE) for controlling local recurrence of DFSP. (More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Donor extended right hepatectomy, including the middle hepatic vein (MHV) and a part of segment 4 (Sg4), is performed to overcome inadequate graft for large adult recipient as resolving congestion of right anterior section. However, using this technique remnant donor liver is often too small. Here, we introduce a technical Modified extended(More)