Susan Maclennan

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The advent of tissue expansion has provided a useful tool for the reconstructive burn surgeon. As with many new techniques, there was an initial wave of enthusiasm surrounding the introduction of tissue expansion to burn reconstruction in the 1980s. High complication rates and many dissatisfying results followed. After early widespread use of tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction mammaplasty for symptomatic macromastia or correction of asymmetry is performed more than 100,000 times per year in the United States. The reported incidence of occult breast cancer in reduction mammaplasty ranges from 0.06 to 4.6 percent. No standard pathology assessment for reduction mammaplasty exists. The authors evaluated the(More)
Fundamental principles of management of breast burns begin with recognition and preservation of any viable breast bud tissue. Reconstruction begins when the burned breast envelope is insufficient to allow unrestricted breast development. Complete contracture release is obtained by incision or excision of the restricting burn scar and thick split-thickness(More)
A series of 13 patients is described to demonstrate the experience of the authors with free-tissue transfer for limb salvage in patients with purpura fulminans. A total of seven free-flap procedures were performed, with a loss of flap in one patient. The flaps were used for lower-extremity salvage in six patients and for upper-extremity salvage in one.(More)
Hair transfer from split-thickness skin grafts harvested from the scalp is not a widely reported problem. The authors present their experience with hair transfer from scalp autografts in a pediatric burn population, with particular emphasis on hair transfer to the face. They retrospectively reviewed 3307 acute and reconstructive pediatric burn admissions(More)
Rates of breast reconstruction following mastectomy vary widely, and little is known about why women who originally express an interest in breast reconstruction do not receive it. Improved documentation of clinical decision-making is one of the potential benefits of the electronic health record (EHR), and may serve as a tool to enhance patient-centered,(More)
Pacinian neurofibroma is a rare, benign tumor not associated with von Recklinghausen's disease (neurofibromatosis). Histologically, it is composed of a proliferation of structures resembling normal pressure receptors. A case of pacinian neurofibroma of the hand in a 4-year-old child is presented, along with a review of the literature.
Bilateral breast reconstruction may be indicated in women with bilateral cancers, those with unilateral cancer and a high risk of developing a contralateral cancer, or in women who choose bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. Numerous options for reconstruction are available, including TRAM flaps, latissimus dorsi flaps, and saline or silicone gel-filled(More)
CONTEXT - Breast reduction mammaplasty (RMP) for symptomatic macromastia or correction of asymmetry is performed in more than 100 000 patients per year in the United States. The reported incidence of significant pathologic findings (SPF), that is, carcinoma and atypical hyperplasia, ranges from 0.06% to 12.8%. No standard pathology assessment for RMP(More)
BACKGROUND This article examines outcomes following breast re-reduction surgery using a random pattern blood supply to the nipple and vertical scar reduction. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of patients who underwent bilateral breast re-reduction surgery performed by a single surgeon over a 12-year period. Patient demographics, surgical(More)