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Recently, adipose tissue has been regenerated by combining scaffolds, growth factors, and/or adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASCs). However, the safety of growth factors and ASCs has not been confirmed in cancer patients. We reported the regeneration of adipose tissue in the internal space of a polypropylene mesh containing a collagen sponge (CS),… (More)
BACKGROUND Keloids present as red, painful lesions causing serious functional and cosmetic problems; however, there is no consensus regarding tools for objectively evaluating keloids. To demonstrate the utility of shear wave elastography in keloids, we investigated the correlations between clinical symptoms, ultrasound shear wave velocity, and… (More)
SUMMARY Although combination therapy for keloid including postoperative radiation therapy (RT) is common, the radiation toxicity of RT in a patient with a history of collagen vascular disease has not been fully recognized. We experienced a case of an acute radiodermatitis in a patient with keloid. This patient had a chest keloid because of the bypass… (More)
We herein report a case of immediate deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP flap) breast reconstruction surgery in a 50-year-old female patient with a lumbar peritoneal shunt tube. We performed DIEP flap reconstruction in the patient by withdrawing and subsequently reinserting the abdominal side of an implanted shunt tube.
BACKGROUND Keloids and hypertrophic scars are characterized by excessive proliferation of fibroblasts; abnormal accumulation of extracellular matrix; and clinical findings of raised, red, itchy, and painful lesions. There are few sufficient interventions for keloids, and the development of new therapeutic agents is urgently needed. Several studies suggest… (More)