Walter M. Sweeney

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BACKGROUND The present study evaluates the isolated role of dura and pericranium in the survival of fresh (osteoblasts viable) and frozen (osteoblasts nonviable) bone grafts. METHODS Bilateral craniectomies were performed in 48 mature rabbits. On one side, bone was replaced immediately; on the contralateral side, it was flash-frozen before replacement.(More)
Despite numerous reports outlining technical modifications in rhinoplasty, few publications discuss the importance of the perioperative assessment and surgical management of the nasal airway. This study’s objective is to increase awareness regarding the functional aspects of rhinoplasty surgery and to encourage surgeons to incorporate functional airway(More)
BACKGROUND This work addresses the controversy regarding the indications and results of calcium phosphate cements in skull reconstruction through a meta-analysis of the published literature. METHODS A PubMed search for articles reporting the use of calcium phosphate cements for skull reconstruction was performed. Data collected included age, volume of(More)
INTRODUCTION When performing in situ harvesting of cranial bone grafts, there is a risk of entering the pericranial-intracranial venous system, either directly or indirectly through the arachnoid foveolae. The aims of this study were to investigate the size and location of arachnoid foveolae and to provide an anatomic road map to prevent penetrating these(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the 20-year history of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons Academic Scholar Award from 1992 through 2012, to assess the program's value and justify future investment. METHODS The curricula vitae of 18 Academic Scholars who completed their award by 2012 were analyzed. Data were compiled into 5-year blocks and(More)
portions of the text may be slightly advanced for someone below a high school level education. This is offset in some chapters with the use of pictures and illustrations. The editors have succeeded marvelously in creating an all-inclusive cleft care resource guide for families. Furthermore, I would strongly recommend that all cleft teams consider this book(More)