Tahsin Oguz Acarturk

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Variations in the radial arterial system, although rare, may still be encountered during harvest of a radial forearm flap. The reconstructive surgeon should be aware of these possible variations as some may significantly affect the harvest, jeopardising the survival of the radial forearm flap as well as causing ischaemia in the hand. We present a case with(More)
We thank Drs. Whitson and Ikramuddin for their interest and contribution to our manuscript. In our study, we tried to find a cutoff value for patients who had developed abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS), because delayed treatment increases the mortality rate of these patients [1]. Body mass index (BMI) is an important factor that affects the prognosis in(More)
Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a diffucult entity with two main problems during its course: (1) survival of the patient during the early period and (2) closure of the open wounds during the late period. In this study we evaluated the decision to decompress according to the level of intraabdominal pressure (IAP) and analysis of any recurrent or(More)
The authors report a case of an epidermal inclusion cyst found in the deep infratemporal fossa 12 years after the patient sustained blunt trauma to that region. Posttraumatic epidermal inclusion cysts are rare and occur mainly in the fingers, palms, and soles. Introduction of the epidermal elements into the dermis during the trauma is thought to be the(More)
PURPOSE We report six cases of Alveolar Hydatid Disease (five in the liver and one in the gastrosplenic ligament invading the spleen) in which curative resection of the liver (five cases) and splenectomy (one case) were performed. MATERIAL AND METHODS The records of the six patients with AHD were retrospectively evaluated. Demographics of the patients,(More)
Tissue expansion of free flaps before transfer have been used to increase the size of the transferred tissue and to allow primary closure of the donor site. This is especially important in burns when there is a lack of healthy tissue, and in children when there is a relative lack of tissue. In this study the authors present their 17-year experience with(More)
BACKGROUND Microvascular free flaps form the gold standard for reconstruction of defects after intraoral cancer surgery, but not all patients are suitable candidates for microsurgery. The submental artery flap is an alternative to free tissue transfer especially in patients who do not tolerate extensive operations due to major comorbidities. However, in(More)
Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is a group of disorders affecting ectodermal-derived tissues, mainly the skin and its appendages, including teeth, nails, hair, and sweat glands. Along with unusual and typical craniofacial findings, these patients present with a unique nasal deformity. This consists of wide nasal base, saddle nose deformity, lack of alar grooves,(More)
Linear scleroderma "en coup de saber" (LSCS) deformity is a subgroup of scleroderma characterized by unilateral atrophy and depression above the level of the eyebrow. In rare cases where it involves the whole unilateral face it can be mistaken with Parry-Romberg syndrome. Involvement of the trunk and extremities together with facial lesions has been(More)
Minimally invasive surgery has gained popularity in the last decade and its applications to plastic surgery are expanding. Pedicled omental flaps are used for the reconstruction of chest wall defects following debridement of sternal infections and mediastinitis. The main advantages of using an omental flap are its large size and bulk to fill large(More)