Luca Grassetti

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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)
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)
BACKGROUND The aim of this review was to explore the existing body of literature focusing on the intralesional treatments of keloids and hypertrophic scars. METHODS A comprehensive systematic review of related articles was conducted across multiple databases. Article selection was limited to those published in the English language between 1950 and 2014.(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)
which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive tumor arising from Merkel cells located in the basal layer of the epidermis and in the hair follicle. MCC presents primarily in Caucasians (98.3%) with a median age of(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary cutaneous extraskeletal Ewing's sarcomas (ESs) are extremely rare tumors, limited to the skin and generally appear as a single small lesion, circumscribed mid-to-deep dermis or involving subcutis. Due to their rarity and morphological similarity to other cutaneous tumors, ESs are subject to being clinically and pathologically(More)
BACKGROUND In the last 3 decades, liposuction has become a mainstay of the plastic surgeon's armamentarium, and the technique has evolved considerably. We retrospectively review all of the liposuction procedures that we performed over the past 20 years. METHODS The principles of superficial 3-dimensional liposuction with respect to preoperative,(More)
Although Renaissance artists were skilled in representing normal anatomy, a close look at some paintings reveals anatomical variations in the depiction of the feet of human figures. A systematic review has identified 25 paintings by five artists in which the presumptive medico-artistic diagnosis of congenital or acquired foot deformity seems to be varyingly(More)
Lower-pole shaping of the breast is sometimes a difficult challenge when performing vertical mammoplasty. The problems mostly encountered are too large breast bases, persistent dog ears, which require long incision, and poor breast projection. We report a modification of the technique that we use in breast reduction so as to better shape the lower pole and(More)
which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. IMAGES Images Seromas and hematomas are relatively common complications of a variety of surgical procedures. In plastic surgery, they may occur in the postoperative period of abdominoplasty or abdominal wall(More)