Muralidhara Nagarjuna

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The pectoralis major myocutaneous flap (PMMF) has been one of the most widely used regional flaps in head and neck reconstructive surgery since it was first reported by Ariyan in 1979. The major advantage of this flap includes good blood supply, ease of execution, proximity to head and neck, and low donor site morbidity. Complications related to the use of(More)
This article presents a technique for the fabrication of a modified nasoalveolar molding appliance using 0.032-inch titanium-molybdenum alloy wire for nasal stents incorporating a "double loop." The nasal stents are included in the acrylic molding plate at the time of appliance insertion. The acrylic retention button used in a conventional appliance is(More)
Fungi are ubiquitous in nature but have low virulence and cause disease usually when the host defenses are compromised. Fungal infections of the central nervous system are rare and are usually seen in immunocompromised patients. However, in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of central nervous system fungal infections in immunocompetent(More)
The pectoralis major myocutaneous flap is considered a workhorse flap in the reconstruction of head and neck defects after cancer ablative surgeries and remains one of the most widely used reconstructive options. Complications at the donor site after the use of this flap, although rare, do occur and are usually restricted to minor infections, hematoma, and(More)
AIM To fabricate a cost effective, indigenous and simple orthotics helmet for post-operative cranial molding in patients with craniosynostosis surgery. METHODS We present a case of 15 month old infant with secondary cranial vault deformity. Cranial vault remodeling surgery involving the posterior skull was planned and executed to increase the posterior(More)
Craniosynostosis is defined as the premature fusion of the cranial sutures and can cause functional impairment or cosmetic deformity. Surgical techniques for the correction of craniosynostosis have changed overtime, as so have the intraoperative and postoperative complications. Extensive surgeries involving fronto-orbital unit repositioning and cranial(More)
Introducing a horizontal osteotomy is the first and a critical step in sagittal split ramus osteotomy procedure. Identification of the lingula and medial displacement of the vital structures entering the inferior alveolar foramen are of paramount importance in ensuring a risk-free placement of the medial cut with bur or a saw. Quite often, identification of(More)
Cysticercal involvement of the masseter is an uncommon manifestation of a relatively common parasitic infestation. Sonographic evaluation of many isolated cases of cysticercosis has been extensively described. However, there are scanty reports on MRI appearance of cysticercal involvement of the masseter. This report presents classical imaging appearance of(More)