Ying-An Chen

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BACKGROUND The anterolateral thigh flap is known for variations of its vascular pedicle. This is a prospective intraoperative analysis of the vascular anatomy of the lateral thigh that focuses on clinically important variations that impact flap harvest. METHODS Eighty-nine consecutive anterolateral thigh flaps were harvested. A detailed intraoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Retrobulbar haematoma formation is a known complication following facial trauma involving the orbits. This is an important clinical entity as it can lead to permanent vision loss if not appropriately managed in the acute setting. METHODS From 1999 to 2009, 2586 patients presented to the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital with orbital fractures. Eight(More)
The goals of this study were to examine trends, risk factors, and survival rates of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. We used national surveillance data reported to the Taiwan Center for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC). The subjects of this study were all confirmed HIV and AIDS cases in Taiwan. From 1990 through 2005, the number of people that have been reported(More)
Surgical repositioning of the downward displaced premaxilla in bilateral cleft lip and palate patients remains a controversial and perplexing issue because of its detrimental effects on the growth of the premaxilla. The purpose of this prospective clinical study was to introduce and evaluate the treatment results of an innovative technique for nonsurgically(More)
BACKGROUND The medial sural artery perforator flap is a thin and pliable flap. This study investigated the perforator topography of the medial sural artery perforator flap and its clinical application in head and neck reconstruction. METHODS From January of 2005 to April of 2009, 29 patients with 29 medial gastrocnemius territories were evaluated. Among(More)
The marked cerebral hypoperfusion of moyamoya disease (MMD) can be treated with encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (EDAS), an indirect revascularization surgery. Collateral establishment after the surgery is a gradual process; thus, easy access to serial assessment is of great importance. We prospectively recruited 15 pediatric moyamoya patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Donor-site deformity may complicate autologous costal cartilage harvest for microtia reconstruction. This is reportedly prevented by total subperichondrial costal cartilage harvest, costochondral growth center preservation, donor-site reconstitution with morselized leftover costal cartilage, and perichondrial repair (Kawanabe-Nagata method).(More)
Pulsatile tinnitus may result from intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF), which requires early diagnosis and management. This study validated the role of carotid duplex sonography in screening for DAVF in patients with pulsatile tinnitus. The criteria used for DAVF screening were low resistance index of the external carotid artery or occipital(More)
BACKGROUND The advent of three-dimensional stereo-photogrammetry in recent years has vastly helped the craniomaxillofacial field improve in terms of preoperative and intraoperative decision making. With regard to the auricle though, there is paucity of research as to the application of this promising technology. METHODS A total of 20 normal adult ears(More)
It is described in textbook about management of third molar in orthognathic surgery that "ideally, the third molars should be removed 9 to 12 months before sagittal split osteotomy (SSO)." At the Chang Gung Craniofacial Center, the authors always remove mandibular third molars during SSO, because: removal of third molars at the same time of SSO could reduce(More)