Luca Negosanti

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INTRODUCTION The anterolateral thigh flap (ALT) is a versatile flap and very useful for the reconstruction of different anatomical districts. The main disadvantage of this flap is the anatomical variability in number and location of perforators. In general, absence of perforators is extremely rare. In literature, it is reported to be from 0.89% to 5.4%. If(More)
BACKGROUND Microsurgical reconstruction has become the worldwide gold standard for repairing surgical defects in head and neck cancer. The aim of this article is to describe a standardized reconstructive approach to the oral cavity and oropharynx soft tissue defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS Since 1992, the authors have treated 163 patients affected by oral(More)
Reconstructing extensive perineal defects represents a challenge, and reconstructive choice requires a careful physical assessment of previous radiotherapy, pre-existing scars, the presence of stomas, and the availability of donor sites. We report a case of a patient affected by an anal carcinoma who underwent a pelvic exenteration and bilateral inguinal(More)
Many techniques have been described in the literature for the reconstruction of congenital or acquired defects of the earlobe. Most techniques for earlobe reconstruction use adjacent tissue to compose a pedicled or bilobed flap, but usually require a two-stage procedure, or need a skin graft; more rarely reconstructive methods that led to a satisfactory(More)
The psychological impact of breast reconstruction has widely been described, and multiple studies show that reconstruction improves the well-being and quality of life of patients. In breast reconstruction, the goal is not only the morphological result, but mainly the patient's perception of it. The objective of our study is to compare the physical and(More)
We report the case of a newborn with acute myeloid leukaemia, who developed perineal necrotizing fasciitis due to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, after twenty days of life. Following surgical debridement, she was effectively treated with topical negative pressure therapy (V.A.C.(R) device) with silver foam dressings, this achieved complete closure in thirteen days.(More)
The treatment of complex wounds often requires multiple surgical debridement and eventually reconstruction with skin grafts or flaps, under local or general anesthesia. When the patient's general conditions contraindicate surgical procedures, topical negative pressure with vacuum assisted closure (VAC)) device can achieve wound healing with reduction of(More)
OBJECTIVE Many techniques have been proposed to reconstruct acquired vulvar defects. In our experience, every type of vulvar defect can be repaired with 2 pedicled flaps, namely, the pedicle deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap and the lotus petal flap (LPF). MATERIALS AND METHODS We report our reconstructive algorithm for vulvar(More)