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BACKGROUND Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) expresses the structural and neuromuscular disorder of soft palate and pharyngeal walls inhibiting the normal functions of velopharyngeal (VP) sphincter mechanism. In this study, efficacy of dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of VPI is investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 32 cases,(More)
The main aim of this study is to evaluate the advantages, disadvantages, and aesthetic results of the total lower eyelid reconstruction with paranasal flap. The other reconstruction methods are also revisited.Ten patients, who were operated for the reconstruction of total lower eyelid defects between November, 1999 and April, 2005 in our department were(More)
BACKGROUND Facial contour augmentation is an entity often encountered by reconstructive surgeons. To date, very different autologous tissues such as fat, dermofat, dermal fascia, muscle, cartilage, and bone in the manner of grafts or flaps according to the requirements of the defect have been used for facial augmentation. Although many free flap procedures(More)
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (MNTI) is an uncommon, fast-growing, pigmented neoplasm of neural crest origin; it primarily affects the maxilla of the infants during the first year of life. Approximately 200 instances of this tumor are reported in the medical literature. We present a case of newborn with MNTI on the left maxillary alveolar(More)
BACKGROUND Absorption of autologous fat graft in the recipient area necessitates recurrent fat transplantation. Harvesting extra tissue during the first operation and storing it for future use is considered a solution to this problem. METHODS Fat tissue was removed from the inguinal region of 40 Swiss albino mice, which were arranged into four equal(More)
BACKGROUND Despite widespread studies that have been commonly performed recently on skin perforators and perforator flaps of various regions of the body, investigations on the back region of the body are still insufficient. This study investigates the anatomical characteristics and clinical applications of perforating vessels in the back region. MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVES The indications for amputations vary among countries and different regions depending on many factors. This study was designed to evaluate amputations performed in the province of Van and to determine specific causes of amputations associated with geographical and cultural characteristics of the region. METHODS A total of 475 amputations were(More)
PURPOSE Postburn scar contractures are fairly often seen in many parts of the body, and are still a considerable problem for reconstructive surgeons. Although the mild to moderate contractures can easily be managed by numerous surgical methods, serious contractures usually require more comprehensive surgical solutions including multiple Z plasties and(More)
The triangular flap repair is one of the most common techniques used in cleft lip surgery. However, inability to address the nasal deformity and loss of orbicularis wholeness accompanied with incomplete reorientation have been two major handicaps of the triangular repair. Therefore, we developed our personal technique, called the triangular with ala nasi(More)
A 26-year-old woman, with one previous cesarean delivery and two uterine curettage due to incomplete abortion, was admitted to the labor ward with the diagnosis of partial placenta previa at 35 weeks of gestation. Repeat cesarean section was performed due to profuse vaginal bleeding. Placenta previa percreta invading the bladder trigone was confirmed with(More)