Sonja Cerovac

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CT scanning is accepted as a regular component of the investigation of patients with simple craniosynostosis. In a series of 109 cases with simple craniosynostoses treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, a correct diagnosis on the basis of clinical findings was made in 100% of cases by an experienced clinician. CT scans with 3D reconstructions(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction mammaplasty substantially alleviates physical and psychological symptoms of mammary hyperplasia, but the effect on psychosexual function has not been analyzed so far. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of this common procedure on both operative and psychosexual satisfaction. METHODS All women who underwent reduction(More)
This study investigated the effect of a single intraoperative application of 5-fluorouracil, which may diminish peritendinous adhesion formation, on the tensile strength of repaired digital flexor tendons after 7, 14 and 21 days of healing. Twenty-seven deep flexor tendons from 14 rabbits were exposed to 5-fluorouracil (50 mg/ml) for 5 minutes immediately(More)
The effects on cell and matrix morphology of a single interrupted suture are described in rabbit (vascular) and mouse (avascular) digital flexor tendons. This model of tendon injury is reproducible and suitable for quantitative histological analysis. Tendons analysed at day 1, 3, 5, 7 and 14 after wounding demonstrated a well-demarcated "acellular zone"(More)
An 8-year retrospective review of patients admitted to Stoke Mandeville Hospital (Aylesbury, UK) because of burns sustained by hot bath and shower water was undertaken. Fifty-seven patients of all ages were identified and stratified into paediatric (< 16 years) and adult groups. Nine patients died. The main characteristics of the burns, causes and outcomes(More)
Tendon defect reconstruction is amongst the most technically challenging areas in hand surgery. Tendon substance deficiency reconstruction techniques include lengthening, grafting, two-stage reconstruction and tendon transfers, however each is associated with unique challenges over and above direct repair. We describe a novel 'turnover lengthening'(More)
Recent publications have suggested that sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and completion lymphadenectomy (CLND) increase the rate of local and in-transit disease up to 23% in sentinel node positive group of patients with cutaneous melanoma. This retrospective study combined the data from two national centres on local and in-transit disease in 972 melanoma(More)
BACKGROUND Hand injuries are common, contributing up to 30% of accident and emergency (A&E) attendances. The aim of this study was to prospectively analyse the pathological demographics of hand injuries in a level 1 trauma centre with a Hand Trauma Unit and direct A&E links, and compare clinical and intra-operative findings. The null hypothesis was that(More)
After a wrist surgery in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the extensor tendons have a tendency to shift toward the ulnar side of the wrist. This is caused by the dorsal tenosynovectomy, disruption of extensor retinaculum, and exteriorization and anatomical orientation of the superficial group of forearm extensor tendons. This article describes a(More)
The percutaneous release of accessory collateral ligaments was introduced in 1986 as a safe and quick procedure to be attempted before open, more extensive joint release in the treatment of proximal interphalangeal joint flexion contracture. Our study analyzed the long-term results and patient satisfaction following a percutaneous release in 30 joints after(More)