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"Superthin flap" is a distinctively thin flap that is thinned primarily to the point that the subdermal vascular network can be seen through a minimal fat layer. Reconstruction of severely disfigured neck and face can be performed using the occipito-cervico-dorsal superthin flap that is harvested from the dorsal region and supercharged by the circumflex scapular vessels. We used bipedicled superthin free perforator flaps to reconstruct scar contractures on half of the face, whole face, or the whole chin-neck area in 17 postburn patients.
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After a long history in flaps' surgery, the perforator flaps became the most used flaps nowadays. From the beginning, their use as free flaps diminished substantially the donor site morbidity. In the ...
In patients with diabetic foot ulcers requiring flap reconstruction, the choice of local flaps is limited by the lack of adequate tissue available. Free flaps are often bulky, presenting footwear diff...
Burn scar treatment persists as an unsolved problem, with thousands of affected patients disfigured for life.
Deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps are routinely elevated on a single dominant perforator from the deep epigastric vascular system. However, the single perforator may not always perfu...
This study aimed to introduce a novel technique for reconstructing electricity-damaged fingers using a method combining the free vascularized anterolateral thigh fascia lata flap with skin grafting. F...
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of the thoracodorsal artery perforator flap versus other conventional free flaps for reconstruction of soft tissue defects.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a recurrent inflammatory disease (< 2 episode /6 months) with 1%-4% prevalence in Europe. Suppurating lesions are painful and involve one or more regions (...
Subjects with a burn to the face and/or neck will be enrolled into the study and a Three-Dimensional scanner used to see if it can objectively measure scar color and volume and measure the...
In a burn population, conduct a prospective, double-blinded, randomized, controlled clinical trial to determine the ability of spray silicone to alter the physical characteristics of burn ...
Quasi-Experimental Study: Unfiltered Nanofat Injected into Postburn Facial Scars Number of Patients: 48 Outcome Assessed on POSAS And with Imaje J Scanning Preop And Postop Statistical Com...
A mass of tissue for transplantation that includes the skin and/or the SUBCUTANEOUS FAT, and the perforating blood vessel that traverses the underlying tissue to supply blood to the skin. Perforator flaps are named after the anatomical region or muscle from where they are transplanted and/or the perforating blood vessel.
Tongues of skin and subcutaneous tissue, sometimes including muscle, cut away from the underlying parts but often still attached at one end. They retain their own microvasculature also transferred to the new site. They are used in plastic surgery for filling a defect in a neighboring region. The concept includes pedicled flaps, rotation flaps, tube flaps, etc.
Specialized hospital facilities which provide intensive care for burn patients.
A mass of tissue that has been cut away from its surrounding areas to be used in TISSUE TRANSPLANTATION.
A sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging scar resulting from formation of excessive amounts of collagen in the dermis during connective tissue repair. It is differentiated from a hypertrophic scar (CICATRIX, HYPERTROPHIC) in that the former does not spread to surrounding tissues.
Vascular relates to blood vessels (Oxford Medical Dictionary) and can be used to describe the supply of blood, a disease affecting the blood vessels or molecules associated with these structures. For example, <!--LGfEGNT2Lhm-->atherosclerosis ...