Stefania Tuinder

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A case is presented in which an aesthetic breast augmentation by fat injection led a young woman to a life-threatening sepsis due to bilateral mammary abscesses. Immediate and late complications of this procedure are considered; infection is the frightful complication that can lead to septic shock, affecting survival, aesthetic outcome, and reconstruction(More)
GUIDELINES Viewpoints, pertaining to issues of general interest, are welcome, even if they are not related to items previously published. Viewpoints may present unique techniques, brief technology updates, technical notes, and so on. Viewpoints will be published on a space-available basis because they are typically less timesensitive than Letters and other(More)
BACKGROUND Calcinosis cutis, a disease characterized by the presence of calcium deposits in the skin, is classified into four types according to etiology: dystrophic, metastatic, iatrogenic and idiopathic. The dystrophic form is the most common while the idiopathic one is the rarest, but specific incidence and frequency data are not available in scientific(More)
We performed an anatomic study on 20 fresh lower limbs. Resin was injected in the popliteal artery. Medial sural artery perforator flaps were sculptured according to anatomic markings. On average, length of flaps was 12.9 cm, width was 7.9 cm; all 38 perforators were musculocutaneous: 1 perforator was always found (on average, 1.9 per flap). All perforators(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this review is to investigate the effect of timing of the reconstruction and radiotherapy, with respect to complication rate and cosmetic outcome, with a special focus on the timing of the placement of the definite implant. METHODS PubMed was searched for publications between January 2000 and December 2012. Of 37 eligible studies,(More)
The rate of complications in immediate breast reconstruction is in 15% to 20% due to partial loss of the mastectomy skin flaps. In the case of skin necrosis or ischemia, a therapy that reduces skin loss could be of additional benefit. Hyperbaric oxygen has been used to treat compromised flaps and grafts, an indication recognized and reimbursed according to(More)
INTRODUCTION The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap is the first choice in autologous breast reconstruction; in cases when it cannot be used, alternative flaps are available. A radiological study and clinical cases using septocutaneous tensor fasciae latae (sc-TFL) flap for breast reconstruction are presented. MATERIALS Magnetic(More)
The authors performed an anatomic study on 16 thighs of 11 fresh white cadavers at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munchen, Germany. They analyzed the anatomic pattern and caliber of both the lateral circumflex femoral arterial system and the perforators nourishing the anterolateral thigh flap. They found regularly a majority of musculocutaneous(More)
A randomised, placebo controlled clinical trial was conducted to examine the efficacy of a homeopathic after-bite gel in the symptomatic relief of mosquito bites. Sixty eight healthy volunteers were bitten under laboratory conditions by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at three spots, on the ventral aspect of the forearm. One bite was treated with the homeopathic(More)