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BACKGROUND Despite civilization and progress, burns occur frequently in the world. Remarkable discoveries of wound healing mechanisms have been reported. On the other hand, long-term outcomes from burn injuries represent a barrier to improvement of patients' social, functional, and psychological condition. Lipofilling, described since the 1980s, currently(More)
BACKGROUND Over the past few years, treatment of burn scars with lipofilling has shown encouraging clinical results in terms of texture, color, softness, and quality of skin patterns. This clinical application has been widened to include treatment for scars resulting from surgical correction of cicatricial ectropion. In fact, although standard surgery with(More)
INTRODUCTION Regenerative medicine is an emerging and rapidly evolving field of research and therapy, thanks to new discoveries on stem cells. Adipose tissue is a connective tissue which contains a reserve of mesenchymal stem cells. Clinical improvements in trophic characteristics of teguments after autologous fat graft are well described in literature. In(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberous breasts are widely known and described. Several surgical strategies have been proposed; however, few studies explain the origin or structural alterations of this deformity. No histological studies have been performed. The present article describes a morphological and histological study of breast tissue specimens. METHODS Mammary(More)
The adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) represents a rich source of mesenchymal cells, potentially able to differentiate into adipocytes, chondrocytes, osteoblasts, myocytes, cardiomyocytes, hepatocytes, and neuronal, epithelial, and endothelial cells. These cells are ideal candidates for use in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering,(More)
The degenerative pathologies of the intervertebral disc have a remarkable social impact in the industrialized countries and can provide serious disabilities in the population. The current treatment consists of conservative treatments (such as symptomatic pharmacological therapies and physiokinetic therapy) and surgical treatments (intervertebral fusion,(More)
BACKGROUND Mastectomy with axillary dissection is still one of the most common procedures in oncologic surgery. Unfortunately, a condition of neuropathic pain, termed postmastectomy pain syndrome, can appear after mastectomy. Although evidence regarding the epidemiology of postmastectomy pain syndrome is well researched, an effective therapy is still(More)