Yasuyoshi Tosa

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the blockage of polymorphonuclear neutrophil endothelial adhesion by using a monoclonal antibody to the intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) ligand to prevent ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat skin flaps. A skin and subcutaneous tissue flap (3.0 cm x 4.5 cm) supplied by the superficial epigastric artery and(More)
To assist nascent microsurgeons in the initial practices of handling instruments and tying knots before using an animal model, the authors discuss surgical gauze, which will be of benefit to all trainees. In this model, the nascent microsurgeon can familiarize himself or herself with the operating microscope, correct handling of microinstruments, and the(More)
Vasospasm is often encountered after harvesting the recipient artery in tissue transfer surgery, particularly in the extremities. Further, after anastomosis, thrombosis is a major complication arising due to vasoconstriction. Therefore, we decided to apply lidocaine topically on the recipient artery to prevent postoperative vasospasm. We had applied(More)
Le Fort III midfacial distraction using internal and external devices is a well-accepted procedure for the midfacial retrusion of craniosynostosis syndrome patients. The authors described 20 consecutive series of Le Fort III midfacial distraction using internal distraction devices. Two types of devices were utilized. One type was a zygoma-skull device (the(More)
BACKGROUND Skin grafting is a simple technique used during volar oblique amputation; however, it is not appropriate to use this technique if the bone or tendon is exposed. Moreover, in volar oblique amputation, if the severed section is large and elongated, skin grafting makes the lack of volume conspicuous, and reconstruction with a V-Y advancement flap(More)
An experimental study was done in rats in which the animals were randomly divided into four groups. Each group included bilateral standard island groin flaps. The right side flap was used as control. On the left side, after elevation of the flap, different types of arteriovenous connections were constructed distal to the pedicle between the femoral artery(More)
To obviate dental inconveniences after Le Fort I halo distraction using an intraoral dental splint and connecting traction hook, the authors initiated direct skeletal traction using an traction wire at the parapyriformis buttress area. Halo distraction using this procedure was conducted for 11 cleft lip and palate patients (age range, 13-21 years; 6 females(More)
Free-tissue transfer with anastomosis has become an important microsurgical technique. Sometimes vasospasm occurs after anastomosis. We examined the changes in blood flow and the effect on the treatment of vasospasm of the femoral artery of rats. The rat models of vasospasm were generated by topical application of epinephrine. We topically applied 2%(More)
The importance of the location of a surgically-created arteriovenous fistula around the pedicle (both distal and proximal) on the viability of rat skin flaps was investigated. The animals were randomly divided into four groups. Group 1 included bilateral standard island groin flaps. The right side flap was used as a control. On the left side, after(More)