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BACKGROUND It is still difficult to prevent partial or full-thickness flap necrosis. In this study, the effects of a cream containing menthol and methyl salicylate on the viability of randompattern skin flaps were studied. METHODS Forty female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into two equal groups. Caudally based dorsal random-pattern skin flaps were(More)
BACKGROUND There are lots of ways to close a defect according to the reconstruction ladder. In this article, we would like to share our experience with V-Y rotation advancement flap on different parts of the body. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 2006 and 2009, we performed V-Y rotation advancement flap on 68 patients (average age, 50 years). We performed(More)
BACKGROUND Fingertip amputation is the most common type of injury in the upper limb. Goals in fingertip amputation reconstruction are covering the defect, establishing maximum tactile gnosis, keeping the length of the finger, protecting the joint function, acquiring a well-padded pulp tissue, providing a bed for growing nail, obtaining a satisfactory(More)
BACKGROUND We performed an experimental study on rabbits to compare the biologic activities of free and vascularized cortical and corticocancellous solvent-dehydrated bone allografts by scintigraphy and three-dimensional computed tomography (CT). METHODS Twenty New Zealand white rabbits (2500-3000 g) were divided into 2 groups each consisting 10 animals.(More)
Endochondral pseudocyst of the auricle is a very rare, benign, non-inflammatory cystic lesion. It most commonly develops in the scaphoid or triangular fossa of the ear. In this case report, we present a 46-year-old man with a painless lesion on the scaphoid fossa of the right ear. We removed the hypertrophic perichondrium forming the anterior wall of the(More)
To the Editor: Intermaxillary fixation is one of the main and the oldest techniques used for the treatment of maxillary and mandibular fractures and for the reduction of fracture fixated by miniplate and screw in maxillofacial surgery. It is also used in orthognathic surgery to establish the normo-occlusion after the osteotomies. In the reduction and(More)
The internal mammary artery perforator (IMAP) flap can be used as either loco-regional or free flap, and provides thin flexible coverage for defects of the chest wall and cervical regions. In this report, we present a bilateral mastectomy case in which the left mastectomy defect was closed with an IMAP propeller flap harvested from the right breast. Our(More)
Photography is indispensable for plastic surgery. On-camera flashes can result in bleached out detail and colour. This is why most of the plastic surgery clinics prefer studio lighting similar to professional photographers’. In this article, we want to share a simple alternative to studio lighting that does not need extra space: Ring light. We took five(More)
INTRODUCTION Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer of the nasal dorsum and the medial canthal region, which is caused by chronic sun exposure. Limited adjacent tissue and the need for aesthetically pleasing result make the reconstruction of these regions very challenging. To overcome this challenge, we designed a perforator(More)
Local skin flaps are used to close defects adjacent to the donor site. They are classified according to their method of movement: flaps that advance from its base to the defect (V-Y, Y-V, single-pedicle, and bipedicle advancement flaps) and flaps that move on a pivot point (rotation, transposition, and interpolation flaps). Despite its frequent use, there(More)