Samet Vasfi Kuvat

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Drooling complicates many neurologic disorders including cerebral palsy. It is socially debilitating for the patient and very tedious for the caregiver. Surgical treatment consists mainly of ablative (excision/ligation) or physiological (diversion) methods; combined techniques have also been proposed. We have applied bilateral diversion of both(More)
PURPOSE LeFort I osteotomy is a part of the standard surgical regimen in the treatment of patients with Class III dentofacial deformity. Inadequate osteosynthesis between the segments is a problem in patients with profound (> or =5mm) maxillary advancement. In this study an ideal ossification is aimed for by applying a combination of osteoinductive and(More)
We present a 62-year-old female patient who had an anatomic variation in the median nerve of the left hand. During surgery for releasing the left carpal tunnel, an abnormally high level of origin of the thenar muscular branch of the median nerve was detected, at 2.5 cm above the proximal border of transverse carpal ligament. It traveled between the medial(More)
Basal cell carcinoma is the most commonly seen nonmelanoma skin cancer which is rarely encountered in the childhood period. An 11-year old child was admitted to our clinic due to an erythematous and a slightly pigmented lesion with a 3 × 4 cm diameter on his posterior scalp. Macroscopically, the lesion was excised with a 10 mm safety margin. Pathologic(More)
BACKGROUND The free nipple breast reduction method has certain disadvantages, such as nipple hyposensitivity, loss of lactation, and loss of projection. To eliminate these risks, the authors describe a patient-based breast reduction technique in which the major supplier vessels of the nipple-areola complex were determined by color Doppler ultrasonography.(More)
BACKGROUND Although thoracodorsal artery perforator flaps have not gained popularity in the reconstructive era, the results of recent studies regarding the vascularity of thoracodorsal artery perforator flaps are promising. In the present study, the authors aimed to determine the clinical outcomes of free multiple-perforator versus single-perforator(More)
Congenital agenesis of the uterine cervix and vagina in the presence of a functional endometrium is an extremely rare mullerian anomaly [1]. Congenital vaginal agenesis occurs with a prevalence of 1/4000-1/5000 live-born females, while the accurate incidence of cervicovaginal agene-sis is controversial [1-3]. Cervicovaginal agenesis is usually not diagnosed(More)
Marjolin's ulcer is a malignant lesion observed in chronic wounds and in areas where the integrity of the skin is compromised because of any one of several reasons. The aim of this study was to define etiology, topography, and histopathology for Marjolin's ulcer and its surgical management. Sixteen cases were diagnosed and treated as Marjolin's ulcers. The(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the changes in head posture and hyoid bone position after mandibular setback osteotomy in Turkish adult Class III patients. Serial lateral cephalograms of 42 Turkish Class III patients (24 female, 18 male patients, mean age: 25.4+/-1.2 years) who underwent mandibular setback surgery were evaluated preoperatively,(More)