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Skin cancer and precancerous skin lesions cause significant soft-tissue defects following tumor ablation. Recently, keystone flaps have gained popularity due to their simplicity, versatility, and reliability.We evaluated the efficacy of modified keystone flaps for soft-tissue reconstruction following skin tumor ablation in 2 medical centers.We reviewed the medical records of patients who received modified keystone flaps following the removal of skin tumors from January 2017 to December 2017. The diagnosis, site, flap size, and complications were recorded.Forty-one modified keystone flaps were evaluated, and the wound dimensions ranged from 1 cm × 1 cm to 18 cm × 9.5 cm, with an average size of 9.8 cm × 6.4 cm. With our selection strategy, specific modified keystone flaps were designed for the soft-tissue defects. The flap dimensions ranged from 2.2 cm × 1 cm to 26 cm × 10 cm, with an average size of 14.3 cm × 7.5 cm. Two patients developed minor wound dehiscence (4.9%), and 1 patient developed partial flap loss (2.4%), but all of these patients healed after local wound care without the need for surgical intervention.Our selection strategy for modified keystone flaps is a feasible and reliable option for reconstruction following skin tumor excision.
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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a relatively rare malignant tumor, with important local aggressiveness.
Rhinophyma is a rare disease characterized by chronic inflammation and hypertrophy of sebaceous glands, blood vessels, and fibrous tissue, associated with end-stage severe acne rosacea. There are mult...
This study explored the effects of urinary kallidinogenase (UK) on ischemia and necrosis of random skin flaps in rats, and the mechanisms thereof.
Batroxobin is a medicinal preparation extracted from the venom of the Fer-de-Lance snake, and is used to lower blood viscosity, promote blood fibrinogen decomposition, and inhibit thrombosis. This res...
The study will be a pilot interventional case series aiming to treat 30 patients with Femtosecond Laser-assisted Pterygium Surgery (FLAPS). All patients included will undergo FLAPS in one ...
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 (...
Reconstruction of soft-tissue defects in multiple digits poses a significant challenge. This article reports simultaneous reconstruction of multiple small-to-moderate soft-tissue defects u...
we are trying to detect what is the best tissue constituent suitable for reconstrction of large post traumatic sof tissue defects of foot plantar surface
Purpose: To evaluate the logical surgical approaches in closing macular holes in eyes of proliferative diabetic retinopathy with retinal detachment
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.
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.
Food derived from genetically modified organisms (ORGANISMS, GENETICALLY MODIFIED).
A blue-red, extremely painful vascular neoplasm involving a glomeriform arteriovenous anastomosis (glomus body), which may be found anywhere in the skin, most often in the distal portion of the fingers and toes, especially beneath the nail. It is composed of specialized pericytes (sometimes termed glomus cells), usually in single encapsulated nodular masses which may be several millimeters in diameter (From Stedman, 27th ed). CHEMODECTOMA, a tumor of NEURAL CREST origin, is also sometimes called a glomus tumor.
A malignant tumor of the skin appendages, which include the hair, nails, sebaceous glands, sweat glands, and the mammary glands. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Acne Dermatology Eczema Psoriasis Wound Care Dermatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders (Oxford Medical Dictionary). As well as studying how the skin works, dermatology covers...
There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma, or BCC, is a cancer of the basal cells at the bottom of the epidermis. It’s very common ...
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...