Wei Chen Ong

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INTRODUCTION This study aims to evaluate the outcome and safety of the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap for breast reconstruction in a group of Southeast Asian women treated in our unit and to identify risk factors for breast reconstruction using the DIEP flap in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a prospective study on 50(More)
The fibular free flap is the gold standard for mandibular reconstruction. Accurate 3-dimensional contouring and precise alignment of the fibula is critical for reestablishing native occlusion and facial symmetry. Following segmental mandibulectomy, the remaining mandibular fragments become freely mobile. Various stabilization methods including external(More)
Methods: A retrospective review of patients with large midline abdominal hernia treated using component separation technique from 2009 to 2013 at General Surgery Department of Kipshidze Central University Hospital was performed. The scoring criteria were wound complications (infection, hematoma, seroma, scin necrosis, secondary healing), time to return to(More)
Titanium meshes have been extensively used in craniomaxillofacial surgery. The benefits of these titanium implants include being inert, stable, and radiopaque and having good drainage properties. The titanium mesh is cut to shape and bent before implantation, which may give rise to the cut edges being jagged and sharp. This can lead to soft tissue being(More)
Retropharyngeal and mediastinal emphysema is associated with traumatic aerodigestive tract injury, and may be associated with potentially severe and even life-threatening complications. Retropharyngeal emphysema or pneumomediastinum, in the absence of severe trauma to the visceral organs, is rare following facial fractures. We report a case of extensive(More)
Facial fracture patients are seen in a Level 1 trauma hospital. In our institution, we manage many patients with facial fractures and carry out more than 150 surgical procedures every year. Open reduction and internal fixation is our management of choice. All surgical procedures involve drilling of bone and implant insertion to keep the fractured bones in(More)
As a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+)-dependent deacetylase, demalonylase, and desuccinylase, sirtuin 5 (SIRT5) in host cells has been reportedly observed in the mitochondria, in the cytosol/cytoplasm or in the nucleus. Various functional roles of SIRT5 have also been described in cellular metabolism, energy production, detoxification, oxidative(More)