Rodney D. Cooter

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Many techniques for management of hypertrophic scars and keloids have been proven through extensive use, but few have been supported by prospective studies with adequate control groups. Several new therapies showed good results in small-scale trials, but these have not been repeated in larger trials with long-term follow-up. This article reports a(More)
Infection following transcranial surgery may be devastating. A review of 170 transcranial operations is presented with a focus on postoperative infection and its relationship to patient age, preoperative microbiology, pattern of operation, length of operation, and the use of antibiotic prophylaxis. The overall postoperative infection rate was 6.5 percent,(More)
Variability of deformities in hemifacial microsomia has precluded the general acceptance of any classification based on one reference organ. We present a review of hemifacial microsomia classifications and propose a TNM-style multisystem classification. This alphanumeric coding system, SAT, provides cohesion to existing hemifacial microsomia(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of injectable semipermanent and permanent dermal fillers, compared to other facial augmentation techniques, for the management of facial lipoatrophy as a result of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection through a systematic review of the literature. A systematic search(More)
Facial allotransplantation is a clinical reality, proposed to provide improved functional and aesthetic outcomes to conventional methods of facial reconstruction. Multidisciplinary efforts are needed in addressing not just the surgical and immunological issues but the psychological and sociological aspects as well. In view of this, an international survey(More)
The classification by Tessier of rare craniofacial clefts brought, for the surgeon, order to a previously confusing array of anatomic and developmental descriptions. An ordered two-dimensional categorization of severe clefting malformations evolved from his clinical, radiologic, and surgical observations. The purpose of this paper is to report a complete(More)
We present an 11 year review of facial fractures treated in the Australian Craniofacial Unit and the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, specifically looking at those fractures in adults that resulted in blindness or severe visual impairment. During the period 1989-2000, a total of 2516 patients with facial(More)
The transforming growth factor betas are of major importance in the wound repair process; however, no studies to date have investigated the role of the transforming growth factor beta receptors in chronic venous leg ulcers or what effect healing has on these proteins. To determine whether the transforming growth factor beta peptides and their receptors are(More)
Male breast cancer is a rare disease. Atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) in men is much rarer, and bilateral involvement is exceptional. A 20-year-old male presented with bilateral gynaecomastia who underwent subcutaneous mastectomies and histopathology revealed bilateral ADH. At 24 months, completion mastectomies were performed on both sides. The residual(More)
Free-tissue transfer in the elderly has received increasing attention in the literature. Existing reports are limited by small samples or inadequate definition of the term elderly. This study reviewed 5 years' experience with free-tissue transfer in a geriatric population (mean age 75 years, range 70 to 83 years). Forty-nine free flaps were performed in 42(More)