Minas T Chrysopoulo

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BACKGROUND Promoted by reports of decreased donor-site morbidity, deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps have gained significant popularity. Increasing body mass index is associated with poor outcomes in breast reconstruction using traditional techniques. The authors aimed to define complications with increasing body mass index among patients(More)
The anatomy and function of Cleland's ligaments--thought by the authors to require clarification because of the conflicting anatomic descriptions in the literature--are reviewed. A statistical representation of the structure of these ligamentous bundles was derived from the study of 16 fixed human cadaveric digits and five fresh cadaveric digits, all from(More)
Background Acquisition of negative resection margins is paramount in the surgical management of operable breast cancer. Management of positive margins following mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction is presently poorly defined. Objectives The present study aims at defining morbidity and cosmetic sequela of re-excision procedures aimed at clearing(More)
BACKGROUND Breast reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps has gained considerable popularity due to reduced donor-site morbidity. Previous studies have identified the superficial venous system as the dominant outflow to DIEP flaps. DIEP flap venous congestion occurs if superficial venous outflow via the deep venous system is(More)
The hypothenar fat pad flap has been shown to produce reliable clinical results for the treatment of recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome secondary to cicatricial tethering. The flap utilizes soft vascularized tissue that does not compromise hand function and is of sufficient size to provide median nerve coverage in the carpal tunnel. We describe technical(More)
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