Thomais Gina Iconomou

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The blood flow and the blood perfusion of pedicled anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap was evaluated in 11 patients with skin and soft tissue defects by means of color Doppler ultrasonography and of near-infrared spectroscopy, respectively. Also, the authors assessed the ability of the pedicled perforator flap to cover the above defects. A proximally based flap(More)
Penis resurfacing is a challenging procedure, and should simultaneously ensure erectile function, tactile sensibility, sexual satisfaction, and aesthetic integrity. This article presents three cases with penile skin defects treated by means of a pedicled fascia lata attached either to the tensor fascia lata (one case) or an anterolateral thigh flap (two(More)
Self-inflicted burns represent a major social and medical problem. The aim of this study was to record the epidemiology, mortality and etiology of suicide attempts by burning, in Athens, Greece. Over a 6-year period from April 1997 to April 2003, all the medical charts of the patients who were admitted to the Burn Center of the General State Hospital of(More)
Penetrating glass injuries are a common cause of severe neurovascular damage, both in adults and in children. Frequently, an innocent skin wound disguises the extensive nature of the injuries beneath. Nineteen children and adolescents (ages 3-16 years) with a mean age of 9 years who sustained upper extremity penetrating glass wounds were evaluated(More)
Although the gastrointestinal tract seems to be a common site for melanoma metastases it is extremely unlikely that a melanoma of the gastric mucosa is of primary origin. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature, and the diagnosis is made clinically, endoscopically, or by postmortem material. Moreover, most of these patients have visceral(More)
Although tissue expansion has many advantages over other reconstructive options, potential complications require consideration. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the experience of tissue expansion in the infant and child. During the 6-year period from 1985 to 1990, a total of 147 expanders were placed in 76 patients. Age of the patients at the time(More)
This study investigated the effect of local administration of nerve growth factor-7S (NGF-7S) on the axonal regrowth of mixed peripheral nerves through inside-out vein grafts. Sixty male Wistar rats were randomized into two groups (n = 30). A defect 12 mm long in the right sciatic nerve was created and repaired with an inside-out vein graft from the right(More)
Tissue expansion has been successfully used for reconstruction after burn injury. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative risk of complications of tissue expansion in the pediatric population. Children with burns who underwent reconstruction with tissue expansion were studied (37 expanders in 14 patients). Patients without burns who were(More)
In this study, the authors review their experience with vascularized fibula transfers for mandibular reconstruction in children. They outline the indications for such reconstruction, their method of contouring the fibula to accurately resemble the resected mandible, reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint, and the use of vascularized muscle for the(More)