Pao-Yuan Lin

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To assess the feasibility of remote management of extremity wound by using a mobile camera phone to transfer clinical images and online communication, teleconsultations were carried out on 60 patients between January and August 2003 for 82 extremity wounds presented to the emergency room between residents and consultant plastic surgeons. A questionnaire(More)
PURPOSE Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare, low-grade malignant tumor. It is characterized by aggressive local infiltration, leading to a propensity for recurrence. In children, DFSP is even less common and likely misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. This study is a review of DFSP in the pediatric population and aims to identify factors for(More)
BACKGROUND The authors retrospectively reviewed their experience over the past 5 years with reconstructions of hypopharyngeal defects using anterolateral thigh flaps. The purpose of the study was to present a modified classification of defects, the method and tips used, and outcomes and morbidities. METHODS From 2002 to 2007, 55 anterolateral thigh flaps(More)
BACKGROUND The three commonly used free flaps for circumferential pharyngeal reconstruction after total pharyngo-laryngectomy are the radial forearm flap (RFF), the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap, and the jejunum flap. This study was to objectively compare three different flaps for pharyngeal reconstruction during the past 10 years. Stricture and fistula(More)
BACKGROUND Salivary contamination of surgical wounds in clean-contaminated head and neck surgery with free flap reconstruction remains a major cause of infection and leads to significant morbidity. This study investigates the correlation between intraoral flora and surgical site infections (SSIs) among high-risk head and neck cancer patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND The anterolateral thigh flap is commonly used for reconstruction of various soft-tissue defects. This article presents the authors' approach to one-stage reconstruction of composite soft-tissue defects using an anterolateral thigh flap with a vascularized fascia lata. METHODS This retrospective review analyzed 973 patients who had undergone(More)
INTRODUCTION Free jejunal flap is one of the optimal choices for restoring upper digestive tract. The purpose of this study was to introduce the treatment strategies and to compare the outcomes of free jejunal flap for pharyngoesophageal reconstruction between hypopharyngeal cancer and chemical corrosive injured esophagus. METHODS From 2001 to 2012,(More)
Free tissue transfer has become a popular technique for soft tissue defect reconstruction in head and neck cancer ablation. Although high success rates and good reliability of free flaps are proven, microvascular thrombosis is still the most critical issue for microsurgeons. Pharmacological antithrombotic agents are widely used but their efficacy is still(More)
BACKGROUND Perforator-based fasciocutaneous flaps for reconstructing pressure sores can achieve good functional results with acceptable donor site complications in the short-term. Recurrence is a difficult issue and a major concern in plastic surgery. In this study, we introduce a reusable perforator-preserving gluteal artery-based rotation flap for(More)