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BACKGROUND The aim of this investigation was to systematically review the current literature to provide the best data for indications, outcomes, survival, and complication rates of pedicled propeller perforator flaps for upper body defects. METHODS A comprehensive literature review for articles published from January 1991 to December 2011 was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) is the most serious complication of bisphosphonates therapy. Despite that several treatment modalities have been described, aggressive surgical treatment approach with wide bone resection and vascularized microsurgical reconstruction are controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Research has investigated the decrease in human skin sebum after the application of botulinum toxin. Few studies of the mechanism and objective assessments of this phenomenon have been conducted and the correlation between the sebum production and injection dosages or techniques remains unclear. OBJECTIVES We prospectively investigated the(More)
INTRODUCTION The surgical management of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans has historically been a challenge, particularly in the head and neck and other aesthetic areas. The current priority is to achieve local oncologic control and a good reconstructive outcome. Here, we present our experience using a novel combined approach with a dermal regenerative(More)
Explosion and gunshot mouth injuries represent a challenging problem with regard to restoring optimal oral function. These wounds exhibit a spectrum of complexity and mostly include extensive soft tissue trauma complicated by burns, foreign bodies, fractures and concomitant traumas. To gain maximal restoration of oral function, the use of reconstructive(More)
OBJECTIVE Post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) is well known in the plastic surgery community for having a negative impact on expander-implant based immediate breast reconstruction (IBBR), although recently some technical improvements allow better results. Very recent papers would suggest that there is no difference in postoperative complications in patients(More)
BACKGROUND In the last decade, perforator flaps have been introduced for the treatment of pressure ulcers as alternative to the more popular myocutaneous local flaps. We reviewed our single-team 11-year experience in order to define whether real advantages could be achieved. METHODS We analyzed 143 patients undergoing perforator flap surgery for a single(More)
789 IMAGES without exudates or edema. The bacteriological examination revealed no growth. The patient did not have any symptoms such as fever or lymphocytosis. Wide surgical debridement was performed. The specimen removed included a large piece of skin overlying the knee joint and the anterior aspect of the lower leg down to the ankle, and the underlying(More)
plus intravenous corticoid administration within the first 36 hours may be sufficient to achieve healing, while surgical debridement is required in the case of late diagnosis. On the other hand, it may become complicated with infection and life-threatening conditions such as necrotizing fasciitis, myositis or sepsis, limb gangrene, paraplegia, or death [4].(More)