Radomír Kokavec

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Since the establishment of the Cleft Centre in Bratislava efforts have been made to introduce new progressive operative techniques intended to improve both functional and aesthetical results of the procedures. As a consequence of these efforts the Langenbeck and Veau techniques used for ten years were in the 70-ties replaced with the Wardill-Kilner(More)
Although the occurrence of giant basal cell carcinoma in clinical practice is quite rare, there are some references to these malignancies in the literature. Our study includes 12 patients without previous treatment who had giant basal cell carcinoma with no evidence of metastatic dissemination. Depending on the anatomic region, we used a primary suture,(More)
The most common ruptures of all of the tendons of the hand are those of the extensor pollicis longus tendon (EPL). As to its etiology, the rupture of EPL can spontaneously occur tendosynovitis in rheumatic patients or rarely in result of conservative treatment of distal forearm fractures. During the last 18 months, 4 cases of EPL ruptures following the(More)
OBJECTIVE A daily contact with cleft patients affected by velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) of various types and origins has stimulated us to analyze the associated disorders participating in the achieved functional results. In our experience, an early palate closure (in the first year of life) reduces the incidence of VPI and therefore the need of(More)
The authors wish to present an alternative technique for the reconstruction of defects involving the loss of more than half of the upper lid. In a situation where the standard techniques could not be used due to the specific nature of the local findings, the described method seems to be a sound alternative for lid reconstruction.
These days injuries to the peripheral nerves of the upper extremity that necessitate total or partial lesion are very common in the household and working environment. With regard to the majority of these injuries, not only plastic surgeons or neurosurgeons must have knowledge of their correct treatment, but general surgeons as well. The principles of(More)
The authors wish to present an alternative technique of more than half upper lid defect reconstruction. In a situation, where the standard techniques couldn't be used due to the specific nature of the local findings, the described method seems to be a sound alternative for the lid reconstruction.
Anomalies in breast development include an increase in the number of breast (polymastia), nipples (polythelia), areolas (polythelia areolaris) and the tissue of the breast gland. Of the many forms, the most common is an accessory nipple, polythelia. It commonly develops along the embryonic "milk line" (Fig. 1). It constitutes a diagnostic problem only(More)