Publications by authors named "Turgut Kayadibi"

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Trinity Lift: A Unique Technique for Endoscopic Midface and Lower Periorbital Unit Lift.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2021 Jan 15. Epub 2021 Jan 15.

Ozgur Pilanci Private Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: A harmonious face is defined in terms of a balanced relationship among all facial tissues. This balance among skin, fat, muscle, and bone is lost with aging as progressive changes occur in their volume, shape, position, and consistency. Aging of the human face generally starts in the third decade of life, mainly in the midface and periorbital areas. Traditional face-lifting surgeries result in minimal improvements in the midface area. Various techniques have been developed using different dissection planes and vectors with different forms of incision, including endoscopic techniques.

Methods: We attempted to combine endoscopic subperiosteal dissection techniques with the percutaneous needle technique, especially in young- to middle-aged patients. We aim to share technical details of our preferred suspension and fixation method for an endoscopic midface lift with the aid of a percutaneous needle and to present the outcomes of this particular technique in 75 patients.

Results: Significant rejuvenation of the nasojugal groove was achieved, and patient satisfaction was high. All cases exhibited satisfactory, symmetrical, and stable elevation of the midface. None of the patients required a second surgery.

Conclusion: Trinity lift allowed for stronger, easier, and faster application of sutures during endoscopic facial surgery without any other mucosal or transcutaneous incisions.

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January 2021

Correlation between optic nerve sheath diameter and Rotterdam computer tomography scoring in pediatric brain injury.

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 2020 Mar;26(2):212-221

Department of Radiology, Kahramanmaraş Necip Fazıl City Hospital, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey.

Background: Pediatric head trauma is the most common presentation to emergency departments. Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) may lead to secondary brain damage in head trauma and early diagnosis of increased ICP is very important. Measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) is a method that can be used for determining increased ICP. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) and Rotterdam computer tomography scores (RCTS) in pediatric patients for severe head trauma.

Methods: During January 2017-April 2018, medical records and imaging findings of children aged 0-18 years who underwent computed tomography (CT) imaging for head trauma (n=401) and non-traumatic (convulsions, respiratory disorders, headache) (n=255) complaints, totally 656 patient were evaluated retrospectively. Patients' age, sex, presentation and trauma type (high energy-low energy) were identified. Non-traumatic patients with normal cranial CT findings were considered as the control group. CT findings of traumatic brain injury were scored according to Rotterdam criteria. Patients were divided into groups according to their age as follows: 0-3 years, 3-6 years, 6-12 years and 12-18 years.

Results: In our study, tomographic reference measurements of the ONSD in pediatric cases were presented according to age. There was a statistically significant difference between ONSD of severe traumatic patients and the control group. Correlation between RCTS and ONSD was determined and age-specific cut-off values of ONSD for severe traumatic scores (score 4-5-6) were presented.

Conclusion: In our study, reference ONSDs of the pediatric population for CT imaging was indicated. Our study also showed that ONSD measurement is a parameter that can be used in addition to the RCTS to determine the prognosis of the patient in severe head trauma, by reflecting increased intracranial pressure.
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March 2020

Reversed First Dorsal Metatarsal Artery Island Flap for First Ray Defects.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Jan - Feb;57(1):184-187. Epub 2017 Aug 26.

Surgeon, Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Reconstruction of the first ray is challenging because of poor skin laxity, bone and tendon exposure, and limited local flap options. Repair using full- or split-thickness skin grafts is generally not an option because of the bone and tendon exposure. Reconstructive options using local flaps from the distal foot area are restricted owing to insufficient soft tissue. Many reconstructive options have been described to overcome these difficult situations. We present 2 cases in which the great toe and first ray defect were repaired using a reversed first dorsal metatarsal artery island flap. The findings from these clinical cases and anatomic studies have shown that the reversed first dorsal metatarsal artery island flap is an alternative and suitable option for reconstruction of soft tissue defect of the distal foot, especially first and second ray defects, because it is thin and simple, has anatomic characteristics similar to those at the recipient site, and results in minimal donor site morbidity.
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August 2018

The Use of Submental Artery Perforator Island Flap Without Including Digastric Muscle in the Reconstruction of Lower Face and Intraoral Defects.

J Craniofac Surg 2016 Jun;27(4):e406-9

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: For reconstruction of intraoral and lower face defects, it is important to use flaps that prevent reliable and pliable soft tissue and it is possible to use aesthetically most compatible with recipient site. In this study, the authors aimed to present their clinical experiences and results of lower face and intraoral defects reconstructions with submental artery island perforator flap without including the digastric muscle to have a thinner and useful flap.

Methods: Six patients with lower face and intraoral defects that were reconstructed using the submental artery island flap between November 2013 and February 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Patient demographics, age, sex, defect etiologies, and complications were assessed.

Surgical Technique: Hand Doppler examination was performed and submental artery marked preoperatively. The superior border of the flap was designed at least 1 cm away from the mandibular border to avoid injury to the marginal mandibular nerve and prevent lip eversion. After the identification of the submental artery via the retrograde dissection, the anterior belly of the digastric muscle was not included the flap to prevent a thinner flap. After the dissection, the island flap was transferred to the defect site through a subcutaneous tunnel. The donor sites were closed primarily.

Results: A partially flap necrosis was occurred in 1 patient due to hematome in the tunnel around the pedicle. The wound healed uneventfully with conservative management. In the remaining patients there were no complications.

Conclusion: The submental artery perforator island flap without including the digastric muscle is a reliable and suitable option for the medium-sized defects in the lower face and intraoral defects.
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June 2016

Mandibular Reconstruction for a Neglected Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis by Using Free Osteocutaneous Fibula Flap.

J Craniofac Surg 2015 Sep;26(6):e554-5

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Department of Radiology, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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September 2015

Saphenous vein sparing superficial inguinal dissection in lower extremity melanoma.

J Skin Cancer 2014 13;2014:652123. Epub 2014 Jul 13.

Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Medipol University Hospital, 34200 Istanbul, Turkey.

Aim. The classic inguinal lymph node dissection is the main step for the regional control of the lower extremity melanoma, but this surgical procedure is associated with significant postoperative morbidity. The permanent lymphedema is the most devastating long-term complication leading to a significant decrease in the patient's quality of life. In this study we present our experience with modified, saphenous vein sparing, inguinal lymph node dissections for patients with melanoma of the lower extremity. Methods. Twenty one patients (10 women, 11 men) who underwent saphenous vein sparing superficial inguinal lymph node dissection for the melanoma of lower extremity were included in this study. The effects of saphenous vein sparing on postoperative complications were evaluated. Results. We have observed the decreased rate of long-term lymphedema in patients undergoing inguinal lymphadenectomy for the lower extremity melanoma. Conclusion. The inguinal lymphadenectomy with saphenous vein preservation in lower extremity melanoma patients seems to be an oncologically safe procedure and it may offer reduced long-term morbidity.
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August 2014

Atraumatic Flexor tendon retrieval- a simple method.

Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Sep 16;7(1):11. Epub 2013 Sep 16.

Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Background: Zone 2 flexor tendon injuries still represent a challenging problem to hand surgeons despite the well developed surgical techniques and suture materials. Meticulous surgical repair with atraumatic handling of the severed tendon stumps and minimal damage to the tendon sheath are particularly important to prevent postoperative adhesions and ruptures in this area.In zone 2 flexor tendon injuries proximal to the vinculas, the cut ends of the flexor tendons retract to the palm with muscle contraction. To retrieve the severed proximal flexor tendon under tendon sheath and pulley system is very difficult without damaging these structures. Many techniques are described in the literature for the delivery of the retracted proximal tendon stump to the repair site.

Methods: In this report we would like to present a simple and relatively atraumatic technique that facilitates passing of the retracted flexor tendon through the pulleys in zone 2. We sutured the proximal tendon stump at the distal palmar crease with 3-0 polypropylene suture and used a 14 gauge plastic feeding tube, acting like a conduit for the passage of straightened needle to the finger.

Results: We have used this technique 21 times without any complication in our clinic. We have not seen any suture breakage during the passage or needle breakage due to the bending of the needle.

Conclusions: We have found this technique is very simple and very effective in retrieving the retracted tendon stump without causing undue damage to the tendon stump or tendon sheath.
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September 2013