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OBJECTIVE Cherubism is a rare hereditary multilocular cystic disease of the jaws, characterized by its typical appearance. Although nonfamilial cases have been reported, it is difficult to distinguish nonfamilial cherubism from central giant cell granuloma. Recent studies have revealed the point mutations in the SH3BP2 gene on chromosome 4p16.3 in cherubism(More)
The etiology of nonsyndromic oral clefts (cleft lip, cleft palate, or cleft lip and palate) is still controversial, but is considered to involve both genetic and environmental factors. One of suspected environmental factors is 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) found in tobacco, herbicides, contaminated soil, and food. TCDD administered during(More)
OBJECTIVE Nonsyndromic oral clefts are common craniofacial anomalies classified into two subgroups: cleft lip with or without cleft palate and isolated cleft palate. Nonsyndromic oral clefts are multifactorial diseases, with both genetic and environmental factors involved in their pathogenesis. The inhibitory neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric acid plays(More)
Lens fogging during laparoscopic surgery extensively deteriorates operative field visibility and may provoke serious complications. A simulation model study was conducted using a conventional laparoscope, a conventional laparoscope plus heating (100°C, 10 s), a conventional laparoscope plus surfactant, and a conventional laparoscope plus both a titanium(More)
BACKGROUND The reconstruction of large, complex defects of the abdominal wall after the ablation of malignant tumours can be challenging. The transfer of an anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is an attractive option. This study compared free ALT flaps and pedicled ALT flaps for abdominal wall reconstruction. METHODS From 1996 through 2011, 20 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Osteocutaneous flaps are one of the best options for one-stage mandible reconstruction. However, the challenge remains to achieve optimal functional and cosmetic results. A new novel approach involving the preoperative prefabrication of a reconstructive plate through a calcium-sulphate three-dimensional (3D) model facilitates the contouring of(More)
OBJECTIVE Hepatic artery (HA) reconstruction is an important part of resective surgery for advanced hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies, but few reports have been published. To identify indications for HA reconstruction, we retrospectively analyzed our surgical procedures and outcomes. METHODS En-bloc resection of advanced hepatobiliary and(More)
We report the case of a 39-year-old man with a dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) on the right shoulder. A wide surgical excision of the tumour was performed, creating a 12-cm-wide defect. An anterolateral thigh flap created from two semicircular skin paddles was harvested and the two skin paddles were slid towards each other to cover the circular(More)
Postoperative dysphagia is not uncommon following significant glossectomy with laryngeal preservation. To develop effective treatments for this patient population, risk factors for postoperative dysphagia must be accurately identified. The objective of this retrospective study was to identify independent risk factors for dysphagia following microvascular(More)
Postoperative monitoring of buried anterolateral thigh flaps is difficult with standard methods. Although a monitoring skin flap based on a second cutaneous perforator is often used, it requires tedious dissection of 2 sets of perforators and cannot be used when a second perforator is absent. We present 2 patients who underwent head and neck reconstruction(More)