Yoshihiro Kimata

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We have transferred 74 free or pedicled anterolateral thigh flaps, including those combined with other flaps, for reconstruction of various types of defects. We report several anatomic variations of the lateral circumflex arterial system and discuss some technical problems with this flap. Septocutaneous perforators were found in 28 of 74 cases (37.8(More)
The authors examined donor-site complications and morbidity in 37 patients after reconstruction with free or pedicled anterolateral thigh flaps. Intraoperative assessment included damage to the vastus lateralis muscle and whether the main pedicle of the rectus femoris muscle had been killed. Postoperative assessment of the donor site included wound healing,(More)
Microvascular free tissue transfer has gained world-wide acceptance as a means of reconstructing post-oncologic surgical defects in the head and neck region. Since 1977, the authors have introduced this reconstructive procedure to head and neck reconstruction after cancer ablation, and a total of 2372 free flaps were transferred in 2301 patients during a(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS For reconstruction after subtotal or total glossectomy, both preserving the larynx and maintaining postoperative swallowing and speech functions can greatly improve quality of life; however, postoperative functional results are often unstable. Our experiences suggest that insufficient flap volume in the oral area and postoperative(More)
The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of polidocanol sclerotherapy in pain relief for painful venous malformations (VMs). Thirty-one patients with painful VMs underwent polidocanol sclerotherapy. Pain intensity was assessed with an 11-point verbal numerical rating scale. Sclerotherapy was technically successful in 58(More)
BACKGROUND Although hemipelvectomy has been the standard treatment for malignant tumors of the pelvis, limb salvage surgery is now the treatment of choice, even for patients with advanced tumors. For these patients, pelvic reconstruction is needed to maintain the stability of the pelvis and the spinal column and to allow ambulation. In this report, the(More)
Utilizing the tissue obtained from the plantar surface (metatarsophalangeal-distal interphalangeal region) of the second toe is an ideal procedure for reconstruction of partial finger tissue defects. The major advantage of this method is that it provides satisfactory aesthetic and functional improvement at the recipient site: furthermore, good results from(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To examine the efficacy and safety of free jejunal transfer after larynx-preserving esophagectomy in patients with cervical esophageal carcinoma, especially with a high tumor involving the hypopharynx. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of patients with cervical esophageal carcinoma who underwent free jejunal transfer after(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Defects of the lateral and superior oropharyngeal wall are difficult to reconstruct because of their complicated anatomy and the possibility of causing velopharyngeal incompetence. The objective was to investigate problems of reconstruction and postoperative velopharyngeal function. STUDY DESIGN Defects were classified into three(More)
To investigate the biological mechanism of gender identity disorder (GID), five candidate sex hormone-related genes, encoding androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptors alpha (ERalpha) and beta (ERbeta), aromatase (CYP19), and progesterone receptor (PGR) were analyzed by a case-control association study. Subjects were 242 transsexuals (74 male-to-female(More)